Origin of the vineyards: Area of the Doc Manduria (Apulia).
Yield per hectare: About 70 quintals.
Vine training system: Traditional Apulian bush vines.
Soil: Red land rich in organic substances.
Winemaking and maturation: Hand harvest, pressing of the grapes at controlled temperature with prolonged maceration in opened tanks. Maturation of over 24 months, of which not less than 9 in big and medium wooden barrels.
Sensory analysis: Intense bright ruby red, smells of wild berries and plum jam, red currant flower, dry violet, spices, on a bottom of graphite and cocoa powder. Smooth, full bodied, fruity and spicy, well balanced and unbelievably persistent.
Serving temperature: 16/18° C.
Food matches: First courses of pasta with boar or hare sauce, stews, roasted lamb and medium aged cheeses, or by itself.
2013: 97 points Luca Maroni
2014: 98 points Luca Maroni, 5 Grappoli Bibenda, Gold Medal Mundus Vini, Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy
2015: Grand Gold Medal Asia Wine Trophy, 98 points Luca Maroni, The Wine Hunter Awards Rosso
2016: Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy, Gold Medal Asia Wine Trophy, Silver Medal Mundus Vini, 98 points Luca Maroni