Grape variety: Sangiovese 85% - Colorino 15%
Vineyard age: 11 - 15 years
Name of the vineyards of origin: Cispiano / Nuove
Soil type: Alberese / Galestro
Harvest: 20/9 - 10/10
Production: 3500 bottles
Aging potential: 25 years
First year of production: 2002
Yield per hectare: 50 HL
Per strain: 0.9 Kg Sangiovese / 0.7kg Colorino
Training system: spurred cordon
Vinification: during the harvest,
the selection of the grapes is strictly manual with the waste
of the grapes too unripe and unsuitable,
the destemming is done in compliance with the plot
and the climatic season. In the cellar the vines are carried
out separately and carefully in cryomaceratio
n and fermentation at controlled temperatures
for 15/20 days in steel tanks, to preserve and extract the primary aromas
as much as possible and develop the softness that the future "Riserva"
needs. Subsequently, the wines are sent for malolactic fermentation,
before aging for 12 months in French oak
barriques and then in 15hl barrels.
The blend is created after this step, giving life to the final wine
which rests for about a year in steel, and a year in the bottle
(for the first 4 months on its feet, the rest lying down).
Color: intense and concentrated ruby.
Nose: beginning with alcoholic hints, typical of structured
and full-bodied wines, subsequently very complex
of ripe red fruit, jam, spices, vanilla and licorice.
In the mouth: excellent structure and gustatory balance
with a persistent aftertaste where toasted and fruity notes are perceived.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Food pairing: “Riserva” goes very well with red meat dishes,
elaborate game and aged cheeses.
It is an excellent meditation wine to be enjoyed with friends.
Serve at 18 ° C. decant about 30 minutes
before tasting for better oxygenation.
Recommended glass: Hermitage