With a vivid and intense red color, on the nose Santa Pia 2006 demonstrates all of its complexity, with intense aromas of ripe fruit well combined with vanilla hints deriving from wood contact. On the palate the wine is very smooth and enveloping, with soft tannins in the finish and aftertaste which leaves nice minerality and persistence in the mouth.
Once fully ripe the grapes from the Santa Pia vineyard in the municipal area of Montepulciano were destemmed and softly crushed. Maceration lasted 20 days during which time the wine completed alcoholic fermentation at a maximum temperature of 30°C. It was then placed in French and Hungarian oak barriques where malolactic fermentation was completed. The ageing period in barriques lasted 14 months during which the wine was racked several times. It was bottled in early spring. Alcohol : 13,5% Vol.