Composed primarily of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Completed by Cabernet Sauvignon or Refosco, in percentages that vary each year according to the season. Full-bodied, elegant, with an intense ruby red colour. The grapes used in the blend, rappresent the absolute best selection from our most vocated vineyards.
Long ageing in new and semi-new barrique gives the wine elegance and smoothness, while the bouquet is enriched over time by hints of spices and liquorice. This wine has a surprising aging potential.
Training system: Spurred Cordon, Guyot
System density: 5680 vines per hectare
Yield: 45/50 quintals per hectare
Vineyards year of planting: 1991- 2001
Manual harvesting in trays, late season, only very ripe grapes.
Maceration in open barrels with no temperature control of the grapes: 15/20 days
Spontaneous alcholic and malolactic fermentation.
Separate ageing for each variety in new or semi-new barrique and tonneaux for 16/24 months
Bottling: with no filtration
Pairings: savoury meat dishes, aged cheeses
Serve at 18°C.