This successful grape blend has been carved by a thousand years of tradition. Intense ruby red in colour with purple reflexes. Forest fruits, raspberry and blueberry emerge on the nose; the finish presents cocoa and plum preserve notes. It is full-bodied, with subtle tannins, a balanced acidity and persistent after-taste.
Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet and Sagrantino vine fields are situated at an altitude of 200 metres, at the foot of Montefalco. The soil is medium-textured and well structured. Plants are trained using the spurred cordon method, with a plant density of 5000 vines per hectare. The production yield is set at around 8 tons per hectare. Any poorly exposed bunches or those in competition with others are removed from the plant. In this way grapes taken to the cellar are healthy and ripened to perfection.
Grapes are harvested and vinified at different times, when each crop is ripened to perfection. Grapes undergo a highly delicate de-stemming process to preserve their integrity as much as possible. They are then dispatched to temperature controlled fermentation vats, where a computerised pumping over system irrigates the skin with must. Periodic delestage ensures the marc is broken up. Malolactic fermentation is completed in steel barrels.
In cement barrels for around six months, three months in oak barriques and three months in the bottle.
Perfect served with all traditional Umbrian dishes. Excellent with charcuterie starters, cheese pies, mature cheese and offal. Also recommended for first courses with meat or wild boar sauce, as well as red meat, grilled in particular.