Soil: clay and calcareous of moraine origin.
Vine density: 7200 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 16 years.
Pruning: 10/12 buds/plant.
Production: 6400 kg/hectare, yield comparable to that of the Amarone wine.
Grape varieties: 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta.
Grape harvest: overripe grapes on the plant around mid/end October.
Vinification: a portion of whole grapes with stems.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 30 days/temperature 20-23° C.
Ageing: in Slavonia oak barrels (10 hl) for 24 months.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.
Description Of The Wine
Color: intense ruby red, clear and transparent.
Bouquet: hints of black currant, sour cherry, cherry, and prune gives freshness to the wine and is combined with hints of minerals and vanilla ethers.
Flavor: rich structure and balance. The extract concentrate is revealing and well balanced by a significant tannic structure, by a lively acidity and by an alcohol content that insures a good aging potential. The retro-olfaction confirms the nose notes. It is an elegant wine with a long finish.
Suited for ageing: this wine has a long life.
Combinations: game and red meat, skim milk and aged hard cheeses.
Serve at: 16-18° C.