|Location:||Monteleone di Orvieto, Italy
South-eastern slope, at an altitude of 350 meters, surface of vineyard: 1,5 ha
|Grape variety:||80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot.|
|Growing the grapes:||Vines in old vineyard planted in the year 1975 with 1800 vines per hectare, and vines in new vineyard planted in 2003, this year for the first year harvested with an exceptional quality grape. type of training of the vines in both vineyards is simple Guyot, cultivation of vineyard with respect for environment and nature: biological.|
|Harvest:||Merlot in the third week of September and Sangiovese on 1st and 14th of October, grapes were harvested manually and collected in small baskets.
Yield is 30 hl/ha.
|Weather:||This year had a beautiful summer with occasionally some rain throughout the summer months. A very good year.|
|Vinification:||After destemming, fermentation took place at a maximum temperature of 27°C for a period of 11 days in our cement tanks, with regular pushing down the cap in order to have the skins immersed.|
|Maturation:||For 12 months in French barrique, 60% new oak.
Malolactic fermentation took place in new barrique.
|The wine:||Drink between now and 15 years.|
|Analysis:||alcohol: 13,5 %
acidity: 5,02 g/ltr
dry extract: 32 g/ltr