Characteristics: intense red color with violet reflections. Hints of red fruits like cherries and strawberries. In the mouth, good balance and elegance: the dense tannins blend well with an adequate structure and acidity.
Food Pairing: suitable for red meat, also tasty, like cut of beef. Excellent with porcini mushrooms. It goes well with cheese, also matured.
First year of production: 1998
Soil composition: medium texture with rocks of alluvial origin and calcareous pebbles
Training system: spurred cordon and guyot method
Harvest period: September
Winemaking: accurate selection of the grapes during the vintage, manual harvest in pierced boxes, fermentation at 28/30° C (82/86° F) in stainless steel tanks, maceration for 8-10 days, separation of the wine flower from the press one, malolactic fermentation in tanks.
Refinement: a 30% of the mass is aged in French oak barrels for 6 months and the remaining amount matures in steel for 12 months.