GRAPE VARIETY: Colorino, Merlot, Syrah
EXPOSURE: South, South – West.
SOIL TYPE: Red clay soil, with rock fragments.
PLANTING DENSITY: 5.500 vines stocks/ha.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spur pruning.
HARVESTING PERIOD: Green harvesting during August. Accurate selection of grapes from the winery. Harvest takes place from the end of September to the first two weeks of October.
HARVESTING METHOD: Mechanical harvesting.
PRESSING: Soft pressing.
MACERATION ON THE SKINS: For 20 days the cap is punched down every day.
FERMENTATION AND AGEING: Fermentation occurs with native yeasts in cement tanks at 30-32 degrees malolatic fermentation and ageing in French oak barriques for one year. Further ageing in bottle for 6 or 8 months.
TASTING NOTES: An intense ruby-red color with purple highlights, intense notes of forest fruit integrated with cannela, spicies and vanilla. The palate is smooth and fresh with silky tannins. Well balanced, warm and intense, long persistence.
LONGEVITY: For 15 – 20 years.
AWARDS: Annata 2012 James Suckling 92 pts; Annata 2013 92 pts Suckling, 90 pts Veronelli; Annata 2014 93 pts Suckling; Annata 2015 93 pts Suckling, 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso , Silver Medal CMB; Annata 2016 93 pts Suckling , Duoble Gold Medal CWSA , 3 Stelle Veronelli , 1 bicchiere Gambero Rosso ; Annata 2018 Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard