Type: Red wine
Varietals: 70% Montepulciano, 30% Merlot.
Classification: I.G.T. Marche
First Year of Production: 2003
Bottles Produced: 200,000
Production Zone: Tolentino (MC)
Soil: Medium to deep soil, predominantly clay combined with limestone.
Planting Year: 2001
Yield: 5,000 kilos per hectare
Vineyard Altitude: 130 meters above sea level
Training System: Espalier, spur cordon
Planting Density: 6,000
Harvest date: September ended
Winemaking notes: Hand harvested and immediately transported in crates to the winery where they were gently de-stemmed and pressed. Fermented in cement vat for 14 days at 28 °C, to extract all of heady colour, flavours and aroma. Malolactic fermentation in cement vat and 12 months of used French barrel-aging (20% barrique, 20% tonneaux, 30% big barrels, 30% cement vat), provided additional complexity to this refined wines. The wine was bottled in June of 2017 aged 12 months in bottle.
Fermentation Vat Typology: cement vat
Aging Period: 10 months
Period of Bottling: March
Alcohol Content: 14 %Vol.
Aging Capacity: 5-8 years
Ideal Temperature for Serving: 16-18°C.
Sensorial Characteristics: Deep ruby red. Dominating fruity notes, intensely spiced, smooth with the silkiest of tannins and chocolaty finish.