Grape variety / 80% Nerello Mascalese – 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Alcohol content / 13% vol.
Vineyards / the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 650-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night. Espalier and sapling training system.
Harvest / mid–end of October.
Wine making / after destemming the selected grapes are left to macerate and ferment at a controlled temperature for approximately 10-15 days. After drawing off, malolactic fermentation in steel vats always follows.
Ageing / ageing in stainless steel vats, 5-6 months in barriques, 3-4 months in large oak casks and 3-4 months in the bottle.
Colour / ruby red.
Nose / an intense bouquet with elegant hints of wild red fruit, spices and liquorice.
Palate / dry, robust and lingering with a pleasant balsamic finish.
Serving temperature / 16-18° C