Production Area: Old vineyards selected in the municipalities of Orsogna, Filleto and Guardiagrele. The soils are made up of textured lands and generally end with a limestone substrate and rocky outcrops sparse. The thermal values characterize a rather warm texture, with little annual rainfall and very high temperature ranges; ideal conditions that have a positive influence on the quality of the grapes.
Color: Ruby Red
Grape/Blend: 60% Montepulciano and 40% Merlot
Planting Density and Training System: 4000 plants per hectare and Guyot
Harvesting Period: Second half of October
Wine-making Process: When in an advanced state of ripeness, the grapes are harvested manually at a temperature ranging between 22-24 ° C for 15-16 days. The Montepulciano is harvested later.
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Refinement: Both the Merlot and Montepulciano are aged between 6 to 8 months. The Merlot in oak barrels, and the Montepulciano in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: A ruby red color filled with richness and elegance. An aromatic scent from the most intense to the most delicate. From ripe to bitter fruit, from the earth to the toasted balsamic woods, the wild flowers to fruit jellies, to arrive at stadiums of leather extremes.
Food Pairing: A meditation wine, ideal with red meat & game. Excellent as an aperitif, and first courses.
Serving Temperature: 16°C – 18°C