Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita.
Grape: Sangiovese from the Fontelontano Vineyard ( 0,5 Hectar)
Density of plants: 3500 plants/ha.
Altitude: 360 m above the sea level.
Soil: sandy clay with fossils, marl and limestone.
Vinification: removal of grape stalks and soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel casks at the controlled temperature of 28-30° C, maceration on the skins for 20-25 days with extraction technique made with delestage and with pumping over during the first week of maceration. Then a delestage a week spaced out with pumping over decreasing along the process.
Method of aging: it ages 36 months in French oak barrels of 5 Hl. Then other 18 months in the bottle for refining.
Aging potential: 10-25 years according to vintage.
Colour: intense ruby red with brilliant burgundy reflects.
Bouquet: reminiscent of wild black fruits, vanilla and spices.
Taste: dry, warm, austere but velvety.
Accompanies: the elegance of this wine, thanks also to its body and structure, makes it a wine for meditation.
It matches all our best dishes of the Tuscan tradition: great with complex first courses (lasagne, pinci pasta with sauces made with game), second courses made with game, braised meat and ripe and spicy cheeses.