VARIETY:  40% Aleatico, 30% Primitivo, 30% Aglianico

AREA:  vineyard Marchesana, Gioia del Colle

TYPE OF SOIL:  red ferrous soil, with underlying limestone layer

GROWING METHOD:  spur pruned cordon

PLANTS PER HECTARE:  4 300

PRODUCTION PER HECTARE:  70 HL

GRAPE GATHERING:  mechanical harvest during the first week of September

MACERATION:  soft pressing and brief maceration for 2/3 hours in the press

FERMENTATION:  20 days in stainless steel tanks at 13°C

AGING:  3 months in stainless steel tanks and 2 months in the bottle

ALCOHOL DEGREE:  12% vol.

RESIDUAL SUGAR:  5 GR/LT

 

TASTING NOTES

SIGHT:  intense and brilliant cherry-red

NOSE:  fine smells of fruits (woodland strawberry, raspberry and cherry) and flowers (rose, oleander) enhanced by hints of aromatic herbs

PALATE:  smooth, silky and round, with pleasant freshness and a sapid character. Persistent, lightly balsamic in the end

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