The colour is ruby red with nuances tending to garnet. The intense, fine and complex perfume develops on notes of Morello cherry enhanced by a background note of spices, mostly cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, the initial tactile phase in which we can appreciate the structure, fullness and roundness, is followed by a persistent finish assured by the dense and silky tannic weft and a harmonious return of the olfactory end-notes.
Selection of the best grapes harvested in mid-October and vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Cold pre-maceration 10°C: 3 days (during which two punchdowns a day are performed in oxygen-free conditions)
Hot maceration at 28/30°C: approx. 10 days (during which punchdowns and pumping- overs in the air are alternated)
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 15/17 days (at controlled temperature)
Malolactic fermentation: in vats of cement
Ageing: in wood (partly barriques, partly barrels) for 34 months. During this period the wine is racked and blended every 4 months
Refinement in the bottle: 16 months