One of the most typical blends of Salentinian oenology. A light touch of black Malvasia and short wood ageing add extra complexity.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Classification Red · IGT Salento

  • Grape variety Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera

  • Alcohol level 13,5% vol.

  • Analysis pH 3,62 · total acidity 5,90 g/l

  • Vineyards location Marmorelle, Brindisi

  • Altitude of vineyards sea level

  • Soil characteristics Clayey, medium consistency

  • Training system Spurred cordon

  • Vines per hectare 3.800

  • Year per impiant 1998

  • Yields per hectare 8 tons

  • Harvest Manual, third decade of September

  • Fermentation Between 22-24°C in steel tanks

  • Maceration 8-10 days

  • Malolatic fermentation Totally carried out

  • Ageing 12-18 months in steel tanks and 40hl French wood tanks; 3 months in the bottle

  • Vintages 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Production vintage 240.000 bottles

  • Serving temperature 16-18 °C

  • Glass Medium size goblets

TASTING NOTES

  • Colour Intense and bright ruby.

  • Bouquet A wide and variegated array, with ethereal and fine notes of cherry, blackcurrants, blueberries and blackberries, hints of nutmeg and cocoa.

  • Taste Warm and pleasant with a great correspondence between taste and nose. The fruit well-amalgamates with the tannins and its fine acidity.

  • Characteristics A spontaneous and smooth wine with a modern and dynamic personality, it strikes for its outstanding pleasantness.

  • Food matches To be served with “tagliatelle alla bolognese”, saltimbocca alla romana, stuffed aubergines, fried meatballs with tomato sauce, roasted lamb with potatoes, shortly seasoned cheeses.

A spontaneous and smooth wine with a modern and dynamic personality, it strikes for its outstanding pleasantness.