Production Area: The commune of Pietradefusi in Campania
Grape Varieties: Originally thought to be Aglianico, but now believed to be a clone of Merlot. Attilio Scienza, professor of viticulture at the University of Milan, is conducting research to ascertain the precise variety.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand during the first 10 days of October. After de-stemming and pressing, maceration lasts 21 days at a controlled temperature of 79ºF. The wine is then aged 16 months in new oak barriques prior to bottling and release.
Color - Deep ruby red
Bouquet - Aromas of blackberries, truffles, minerals and spice.
Taste - Exceptionally full, velvety and complex, with sweet fruit, fine tannins and a balanced, lingering finish.
Serving Suggestions: Serve with red meats and flavorful cheeses