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BLEND: Merlot 100%
PRODUCTION AREA: vineyards at 250/300m above sea level at the municipality of Bardano - Orvieto
TYPE OF SOIL: Clay
TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon
YIELD PER HECTARE: 5000kg
YIELD OF WINE FROM GRAPES: 50%
HARVEST: handpicked middle of September with manual selection of the grapes
VINIFICATION: 15% saignée, followed by 20 days maceration with numerous pumps over of the cap in stainless steel tanks where the fermentation takes place at 28°C. AFFINATION: 12 months in French oak barrels at constant temperature in natural caves.
COLOUR: ruby red with purple glares
NOSE: intense and complex with elegant notes of black berries, plums and minerals
PALATE: full bodied, well balanced with a dark fruit finish.

FOOD PAIRING: game meat and fully mature cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16/18°C