Varietal composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Cabernet and Merlot.
Denomination: Montefalco Rosso Riserva Doc.
Alcoholic strength: 15% vol.
Production area: owned vineyards in Montefalco and Bevagna.
Soil: silty-clayey in nature, with good agronomic potential, well structured and resistant to summer drought.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Vines density per hectare: 6,250.
Harvest: manual between September and October.
Fermentation temperature: cold pre-maceration at 12° C for 20 hours. Maximum fermentation temperature 26° – 28° C in steel.
Aging: 18 months in tonneaux and large casks.
Aging: at least 12 months in the bottle.
First year of production: 2008.
Limpid, ruby red in color with garnet colored textures, consistent.
The nose is an effluvium of floral and fruity scents reminiscent of red wild flowers and small red and dark berries. Hints of spice are perceived that give way to a finish with balsamic notes.
Full-bodied sip, with an important tannic texture still not perfectly smooth. Persistent and mineral closes the sip with a sensation of spice and balsamic notes.
Tried in combination with a guinea fowl hunter.
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