Production area: Produced with the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Recantina grapes from our tenuta Aria Valentina.
Soil characteristics: Typical of the Montello, clay and iron-rich
Vineyards: the training system used is the Guyot with a density of 5000 plants per hectare.
Technology adopts: Red vinification. The grapes harvested in separated epochs from the last week of September (Merlot) to the first ten days of October (Cabernet and Recantina) and vinified separately in stainless steel with a contact between skins and must-wine about 15 days. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in wood. This takes place in barriques of 3° and 4° passing (previously used for the refining dell' Umberto I) for a period of 12-14 months. Finally it is bottled and a short aging in bottle pre- marketing.
Actual alcohol: % vol. 13.5 +/- 0.5
Sugars: g/l 4 +/- 2
Total acidity: g/l 5.70 +/- 0.5
Colour: intense ruby red with slight violet hues
Bouquet: intense with notes of red fruits and black currants. This is followed by spicy notes of vanilla and pepper.
Flavour: fairly full with round tannins and elegant in the mouth; excellent persistence in aftertaste and flavour.
Nutritional value information:
1 g alcohol: 8kcal
1 l dry wine at 10°: 600kcal
Pairings: Wine suited to red meat but also perfect with braised veal and lamb. Also excellent with medium-aged cheeses
Service Temp.: 18-20 °C in large glasses.
Storage: In a cool dry place, away from light and heat sources.