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VINEYARD LOCATION Marmilla region.
CLIMATE Mediterranean: mild winters and hot summers with low rainfall.
SOIL TYPE Clay with limestone deposits.
PLANTING DENSITY AND TRELLISING/TRAINING SYSTEM Approximately 5,000 vines per hectare, vertical trellis /cordon spur pruning.
YIELD PER HECTARE 4,000 kg
HARVESTING Grapes are carefully picked into small containers mid to end of September.
WINEMAKING Grapes are crushed and destemmed prior to being fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 77 °F (25 °C) and subsequently soft pressed.
MATURATION/AGING 12 months in partially new small and large oak barrels followed by a at least 2 months of bottle aging.
APPEARANCE Bright ruby with violet tinges and nice viscosity.
AROMAS This assertive wine gives powerful aromatics of red fruit preserved in alcohol intertwined with spice accents.
PALATE Well-rounded, warm and plush with soft tannins. The wine flavorful notes from the nose are also reflected on the palate.
FOOD PAIRING Pair with red meat dishes and aged cheeses or drink on its own.
SERVING TEMPERATURE Serve at °F 59-61 (15-16 °C) in wide-bowled glasses.