The wine exhibits a deep ruby color with spicy aromas of tamarind. Soft and creamy on the palate with a structure that is powerful without being aggressive.
Made from 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot
The first vintage was bottled in 1993, and 50,000 bottles are produced annually.
Production area: Pista dei Cavalli - located 875-1,060 ft. above sea level, with
South/West exposure and a Tufo/ Clay/ Lime/ Stone soil composition
Vineyard characteristics: 37.5 acres planted in 1985 -1995 with a density of 2,160 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the Spur - Pruned - Cordon method and yield 2.15 tons per acre.
The harvest was carried out in October 1-10
Vinification & Aging
Type of Press:
Method of extraction: Pump Overs
Length of Maceration: 20-22 days
Fermented in Barrels at a temperature of 82-86 degrees for 7 - 8 days.
Type: Allier barriques
The wine is aged for 2 years followed by an additional 26 Months in bottle prior to release from the winery.