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|Winemaker||Azienda Agraria Capitoni Marco|
|Alcoholic strength||15% vol.|
|Grapes||Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 40%|
The fruit of four hectares of vineyards planted in 1999.
Ideally aspected: south-facing so that the crowns of the vines offer perfectly perpendicular shade.
The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 464m a.s.l. on medium-textured soil consisting of clay and sand bedding with particularly visible fragments of fossil shells dating back to the Pliocene and late Pliocene eras – 4-5 million years ago – when the whole area was covered by the sea.
They are planted at a density of 5,000 plants per hectare and trained with the unilateral spurred cordon system. Total: 14,000 Sangiovese vines and 6,000 Merlot.
Taking into account the obvious variations between different vintages, the wine is rounded on the palate with aromas of red and black berry fruit, toasting and light spice.
It is harmonious and balanced with rich tangy peaks typical of the nature of the soil where the vines are grown, endowing the wine with its unique and recognisable character of which we are extremely proud.
Blend: Sangiovese 60% Merlot 40%
Harvesting period: Merlot first week of September, Sangiovese fourth week of September.
Harvesting method: Manual, in perforated baskets
Vinification techniques: after soft crushing and destemming the grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 18 days.
Fermentation: naturally, with ambient yeasts and no addition of cultured yeasts.
Ageing techniques: barriques for 12 months then bottles for a further 6 months minimum, in temperature-controlled conditions.
The wine continues to mature with time, becoming softer and more stylish.
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