A charming and intense single variety Negroamaro. A short ageing in big wood barrels makes it velvety and persistent.
VINEYARDS LOCATION Uggìo, Brindisi
ALTITUDE OF VINEYARDS 100 metres above sea level
SOIL CHARACTERISTICS Medium consistency
TRAINING SYSTEM Spurred cordon
VINES PER HECTARE 5.000
YEARPER IMPIANT 1998
YIELDS PER HECTARE 7 tons
HARVEST Manual, second decade of September
FERMENTATION Between 22-24°C in steel tanks
MACERATION 12 days at controlled temperature
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION Totally carried out
AGEING 5 months in steel tanks, 5 months in 40 hl French wood tanks, 4 months in the bottle
ALCOHOL LEVEL 14% vol.
ANALYSIS pH 3,70 · total acidity 6,10 g/l
COLOUR Bright ruby.
BOUQUET Ethereal and enveloping notes of cherries in brandy, plums, mulberry, blackcurrant along with nuance of black pepper, tobacco, liquorice, thyme, rosemary, leather and juniper.
TASTE Warm and elegant, full with a balanced structure, velvety and harmonious, long and persistent, rich of gentle and smooth tannins.
FOOD MATCHES Try it with pork stew, grilled T-bone steaks, orecchiette with meat sauce. Ideal with medium-aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16-18 °C
GLASS Medium size goblets