Varietal composition: Nero di Troia, Aglianico.
Alcoholic strength: 13% vol.
Classification: Castel del Monte D.O.C. red.
Vineyard location area: Apulian Territory – hills of the Castel del Monte DOC area.
Altitude: 350 – 400 mt. s.l.m..
Soil: calcareous-clayey alluvial with medium texture.
Plant density: 4,200 plants / hectare on average.
Training system: vertically trellised spurred cordon.
Production: 110 quintals / hectare.
Harvest: mid to late October.
Vinification: fermentation with maceration.
Aging: steel 8 months – bottle.
Serving temperature: 18°-20° C.
Limpid, intense ruby red color, consistent.
On the nose the sample is intense, quite complex and of fine quality. Floral notes of violet and peony are highlighted, followed by notes of small dark berries such as black currant, blackberry and blueberry, hints of licorice stick close to the olfactory range.
In the mouth the sip is warm, with evident tannins, but well balanced and pleasant. Overall balanced in its components, it gives a fairly persistent black pepper finish. Overall sample of fine quality.
Tasted in combination with a platter of cured meats and semi-aged cheeses.
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