From an almost impenetrable ruby colour that reveals itself with violet tones, opens an intense nose that registers clear mineral notes of graphite and dark fruit, blackberry in primis, and draws on the deep end slightly balsamic nuances. The taste is always very soft and enveloping thanks to the sweetness of the tannins. The typical acid vein of these grapes, that gives a pleasant sense of freshness, also gives to the wine a dynamic taste that makes it better to appreciate the structure and the depth. In the long finish the mature nuances of fruit of the bouquet return.
Wine Maker Notes
Valle Reale - located 1000 ft. above sea level, with southwestern exposure and a mixed clay, chalk and rock soil composition.
85 acres planted in 1999 with a density of 3,000 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the low spur pruned cordon method and yield 3.2 tons per acre.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 86 degrees for 7 days.Malolactic fermentation is totally carried outThe wine is not refrigerated prior to bottling.
A beautifully rich aromatic wine, firm but supple, it can be consumed young with hearty pasta dishes, roasted poultry or rack of lamb.