The Bellavista vineyard covers an area of 22.82 hectares, with 9.30 replanted from 1974 to 1978, and 13.52 replanted in 2007.
The plot of 22 parcels of land has been terraced to improve aspecting and ensure more uniform ripening. In the best vintages,
parcels 1 to 19 of Malvasia Nera, and 21 and 22 of Sangiovese contribute most to the production of this vineyard selection.
Vinification has started through ambient yeasts, separately for each grape variety, in steel tanks at controlled temperature
between 30° and 33° C, with manual pumping over and a total cuvaison of 22 days for Sangiovese and 26 days for Malvasia
Nera. After the first draining off, the wine was transferred into barriques for malolactic fermentation.
The assemblage of the two grape varieties takes place at the end of the malolactic fermentation. Afterwards the wine is transferred
into fine grain oak barrique of which 40% are new and the rest one year old, for approximately 14 months.
TECHNICAL DATA OF THE WINE
First release 1978
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Malvasia Nera