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Grapes: Sangiovese 60%, Ciliegiolo 30%, Merlot 10%
A base of Sangiovese with the addition of Ciliegiolo and Merlot from our vineyards in Sovana and Pitigliano.
Vineyards are partly old (35 years), and partly new; growing system: the old ones are guyoted with 2500 / 3500 plants per hectare, the new ones are spurred and “alberello” disposed with 6000 plants per hectare. Grapes are picked and selected manually and the different types are made into wine separately.
The fermentation happens without the addition of yeast and it lasts, with maceration, between 25 and 30 days.
Wines mature part in steel and part, for 8/12 months, in barriques. Subsequently assembled and bottled, the wine is sold after at least 6 months of bottle refinement.
Ruby colour, intense and consistent. The bouquet is ample: cherry jam, but also elder berries, Cheirantus, cedar wood and black pepper. It has a warm and concentrated flavour, without being heavy; it is dry and soft thanks to the presence of soft tannins.