This ruby red wine is produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes, the most widely grown variety in Italy, especially in the central area. In Umbria, Sangiovese is exclusively grown on the hills, using the traditional Guyot training system. The wine is fermented and matured in stainless steel only, without use of oak, to preserve the varietal features and enhance the beautifully soft fruity notes.
PRODUCTION DISTRICT: Hillsides in the province of Terni, especially Orvieto and surrounding area.
ALTITUDE: 200–400 metres above sea level.
TYPE OF SOIL: Favourably aspected, clayey siliceous stony soil.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon and Guyot.
HARVEST: Late September to early October.
WINEMAKING METHOD: The ripe grapes are fermented on the skins, with 10 days of maceration and frequent pumping-over, and temperature-controlled fermentation at 25–26°C. The new wine is aged exclusively in stainless steel vats before bottling.
SENSORY PROFILE: Ruby red colour with purple hues. Fragrant raspberries and Parma violets on the nose with pleasing jammy notes. Full, clean-tasting, beautifully balanced and suave flavour with clear, enjoyably lingering hints of ripe wild berries.
RECOMMENDED CELLARING: 3 years in bottle laid down horizontally, in a dark and cool place.
FOOD PAIRING: Prime poultry dishes, lamb, goat, roasted or stewed white meat, cheese.