Harvest Date: Hand-Harvested in late September – early October
Aging: Left for several months on its fine lees with batonages.
Tasting Notes: Purple in color with violet hues. On the nose, floral notes of violet and peony match with undergrowth scents. On the palate, it is a rich and vigorous sip with a fresh and fruity final.
Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Bel Sorriso, Morello, Cà di Terra and Bellaria. Soil type: clay, silt-like soil (ancient red earth), not very fertile. Altitude: 180-210 meters above sea level. Training system: Guyot growing system 65%, Casara 15%; GDC 20%.
Production Notes: Soft pressing of the whole grapes followed by fermentation which takes place at a temperature of 26-28 C. Conservation for several months on the lees with batonages; no clarification; no additional sulfites during winemaking or bottling; six bottling phases from March to August.
Winemaker Notes: A still red wine, our red table wine for every day. This wine is the result of a project inspired by the desire to produce basic wines with immediate and fresh character, but at the same time with good complexity and structure. We have been producing this wine since 1988 in the still version, in total respect of our territo- ry’s full potential, expressing the most authentic aromas and character of our land with refined, universal balance. Since the 2012 harvest, this wine is produced without the use of any sulfites, giving it a more natural, healthy quality and clean crisp aroma.
Food Pairing: Pair this with hearty first dishes and white meats, for the entire meal for a substantial midday lunch.