Label since 1996
Grapes from the area of Morellino di Scansano, facing the archipelago of Argentario and the Tirrenean see.
Blend and vinification:
70% Morellino (sangiovese), 25% Merlot and 5% Syrah. The wine is fermented and macerated and macerated onf the skins for 10 days with frequent pumping over the cap for the best posible extraction of polyphenolic substances.
When first racking and malolactic fermentation are complete the wine begins ageing in 225 lt. Slavonian and American oak barriques (“carati”), for about 10 months. It is bottled 14 months after the harvest.
COLOUR: very clear and vivid ruby red
AROMA: strong, intense and heady. Subtle and stylish with hints of morello sherries, redcurrants, ripe pineapple and a pleasant undertone of young oak.
FLAVOUR: dry, soft and warm. Spicy harmonious with excellent lenght and well-measured tannin.
AGEING: ready to drink 2 years after the harvest but can age well fro another 4-5 years.
Serving with food:
Best served with red or white meats, rabbit, truffle dishes (black Norcia truffles) and semi-mature cheeses.