Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot.
Area of production: Vineyards are situated 400 mt. above sea level in soil rich in marl.
Age of vineyards: 40 for the Sangiovese & 15 for the Merlot.
Training system: Guyot.
Production: Approx. 1kg of grapes per vine.
Harvest: Manual in small cases around mid October.
Vinification: Soft destemming of the grapes; fermentation and maceration are achieved at a controlled temperature in French oak barrels of 70 hl for about 25 days with numerous pumpovers and delestages.
Maturation: About 50% of the stock matures in French oak barrels of 35 hl for 14 to 18 months depending on the vintage. The other 50% matures in new French oak barriques for the same period.
Refinement: 12 months in bottles before release.
Ageing capacity: 8-10 years.
Sensory Characteristics: Its color is a deep ruby red with granite reflections. At the nose it is persistent and has intense perfumes of red berries and spice. It is full bodied with a predominant cherry flavour and a touch of cassis, this wine is dry and harmonic and its slightly tannic resonance softens with age.