Produced with Sangiovese and a small amount of Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot, it is characterized by a balance of elegance and complexity, which make this wine a magnificent example of the “terroir”.
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Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (Si)
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese; 5% Malvasia Nera eColorino; 5% Merlot
Alcohol: 13,75% vol
Total acidity: 5,8 ‰
Location of vineyard: Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure, Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.) a.s.l.; southestern – southwestern exposure.
Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 7.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 21st (Sangiovese); from September, 27th (Malvasia Nera e Colorino); from September 12th (Merlot)
Fermentation temperature: 28° - 30° C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 days
Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt. / 50% new)