A very intense wine from a high density vineyard based on the so-called Bordeaux style. Its Cabernet Sauvignon structure blends well with the sweetness of Merlot and its finish of spicy notes comes from the special grape variety: Syrah. Villa Giona is an excellent accompaniment to roast veal or lamb, spiced or fruity duck dishes, Venetian style veal liver with polenta and medium mature cheeses.
Made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah
The first vintage was bottled in 2000, and 40,000 bottles are produced annually.
Production area: Villa Giona vineyard - located 426 ft. above sea level, with
southeastern exposure and a alluvial deposits & limestone soil composition
Vineyard characteristics: 12.36 acres planted in 1996 with a density of 3,642 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the spurred horizontal cordon method and yield 3.9 tons per acre.
The harvest was carried out in beginning to end of September