Grape variety: Sangiovese 70%, Cigliegiolo Canaiolo 10%, Merlot 10% , Syrah 10%.
Food Matching: Vegetables risotto, roast chicken
Tasting Note: Excellent concentration, which is already visible in its deep ruby colour with crimson reflections, an indication of youth. The intense bouquet is reminiscent of spices and ripe fruit. Rich and full bodied on the palate with intense fruity aromas which give the wine its excellent enduring characteristics. The fresh structure is supported by the good content of mature, balanced tannins. A very pleasant wine that gives immediate pleasure and can improve over the next seven years.
Terroir: Siliceous sand (flavour and drinkability) above heavy calcareous clay (body and longevity)
Climate : Mediterranean with fresh mountain influences from the Appenin range (2000 mt)
Geology (soils): Arenaria, a Oligocene acidic sand alluvia, the bottom of ancient oceans over Alberese, a calcareuos clay marl formed during the more recent cretaceous era.
Harvest : Manual
Vinification : Hand selected on 3 table of selection, one before destemmer and two after destemming, gentle barefoot crushing in open air wooden vats and bins. Fermented and maceration for 15/20 days in small (1000/3000 lt) wooden bins, racked and pumped first time at the end of fermentation. Assemblage in cement tank, after 4/5 days racked by gravity in barriques (1% new) for malolactic fermentation.
Aging : Oak barriques from Burgundy, 1% new. Racking with air compresse, no pumps. 12 months in barriques and 8/10 months in cement before bottling.