VARIETIES Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Alicante.
VINEYARD Podere Serra all’Olio.
HARVEST By hand, for about 6 weeks from the end of August until the beginning of October.
SELECTION OF GRAPES A first time in the vineyard and then in the cellar on the sorting table before and after destemming.
VINIFICATION Maceration on the skins between 20 and 30 days, with first a few days of cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation for each different varieties in concrete and wooden tanks from 10 to 80 hectoliters (only indigenous yeast).
Two pumping-over a day for about 9 to 12 days, then once a day until the end of the maceration period. Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and wooden casks.
AGEING Into tonneaux and barrels from new to 3 years old, about 30% of new oak. From 11 months for the most delicate grapes, Alicante, until 20 months for the most powerful ones, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Then 6 months in concrete tanks before bottling.
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 2003.
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