Grapes: Aglianico 100% Area of production: alto Salento
Vineyard altitude: 70 m s.l.m.
Soil tyoe: tufaceous-calcareous
Trainig system: spur cordon
Density of vine: 4500 per Ha
Yield of grapes: 50 q.li
Yield in wine: 60%
Age of vines: 8 years
Harvest: the last ten days of September/first ten day of October
Alcohol content:: 13% V/V
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar 0,96 G/L
THE WINE MAKING
After the manual selection the grapes are processed. After a periodo f pre-fermentation maceration of 2-3 days at 12°C, there is fermentation at a controller temperature. After 7 days of post-fermentation maceration, the wine is transferred to new Franch oak barrels for 8-10 months. The aging in bottle for 18 months.
Intense ruby and deep red. Rich notes of red fruits, with notes of sweet spiciness. In the mouth is extremely balanced with strong ed fruit sensation. The finish is long and elegant.