ALCOHOL: 13,5 % by vol.
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 23.000
GROWING AREA: San Miniato, Tuscany
SURFACE AREA: 3,5 hectares
AGE OF VINES: (50%) 19 years, (50%) 11 years
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred Cordon
HARVEST PERIOD: First ten days in September.
SOILS PROFILE: Base of sandstone, with considerable intrusion of marine fossil formations,well integrated with abundant clay
ALTITUDE: 100-150 mt. a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY: 7,000 vines per hectare.
YELD PER VINE: 1,5 kg grapes.
VINIFICATION: In temperature- controlled glass-lined cement vats, with tree weeks’ maceration on the skins.
MATURATION: 14 months in French Barriques and tonneaux
AGEING: 6 months in glass
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store the bottle on its side at 20°C or less. Avoid full light. Uncork at least an hour before serving
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: sweet and sour braised or overdone meat, game, preparations with chocolate.
Color: Red with violet and blue highlights typical of this vine, transparent but very deep and brilliant like reflections of cold light
Nose: Floral and fruit fragrances taking turns in the wine's aroma are the first characteristhic of this vine, but its principal power is in the intense minerality and savory attributes that are also present in the nose.
Palate: Very smooth like good Tempranillo, but arising from the soils of San Miniato it becomes
more complex with a higher acidity, making this wine very fluid and drinkable as it cleanses the palate.