The grapes are handpicked then, after being removed from the stalks, they are soft pressed. Fermentation’s temperature is controlled in thermo conditioned vats 32° degrees C. (86° F.). Maceration of 8 days with racking of the product only when all the sugar has been transformed into alcohol. The wine is aged for 2 years in traditional Slavonian oak casks, (of 30, 120, 180 hectoliters). The wine is then aged an additional 3 years in the bottle prior to been released under the name of Riserva. Conserved in a cool, dark cellar, this wine can last 25 – 30 years.