Vinification is performed in steel and in concrete vats; cryomaceration and fermentation, with ambient yeasts, take some 20-25 days, with the sole operation of manually stirring the must and pomace. 8-10 days after drawing-off, the wine goes to French oak barrels, where it passes at least 36 months without any racking. It receives a further minimum of 1 year in bottle.
Grape varieties :
Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Teroldego, Croatina, Oseleta, Sangiovese, Marzemino
Tasting notes :
Fruit, spices, and higher alcohols alternate with fruit marmalade and forest floor, followed by pipe tobacco, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, combining with a vein of minerality to put on display the tremendous depth of this wine. It concludes with great length and an appealing note of sweetness. Partners well with elaborate dishes of all meats with hearty and spicy sauces. Excellent with aged and full-flavoured cheeses and with game.