Soil: white and yellow limestone marls of moraine origin, at 400 m above sea level.
Vine density: an average of 5000 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 10 years.
Pruning: 10/12 buds/plant.
Production: 7000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.
Grape harvest: overripe grapes on the plant around mid/end October.
Crushing and destemming
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 20 days/temperature 20-23° C.
Maturation in 20/25 hl Slavonian oak casks: 14 months.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.
Description Of The Wine
Color: deep ruby red, clear and bright.
Bouquet: very pronounced fruit. Notes of redcurrants, cherries and plums that give freshness to the wine and meld with mineral, ethereal, spicy and vanilla-like hints.
Flavor: rich, fresh and well-balanced fruit. The concentration of the dry extract is notable and admirably set off by considerable tannic structure, very lively acidity and a level of alcohol that ensure good ageing potential. The retro-olfactory sensations echo those on the nose. This is a long, fresh, concentrated and very elegant wine.
Suited for ageing: it has a long future ahead of it.
Combinations: red meats, game, dry-textured, mature cheeses made with low- fat milk.
Serve at: 16-18° C.