Production area: Locality of Cavallini, Manciano (Gr)
Blend: Merlot picked entirely by hand
Soil: medium clay soil rich in medium rock fragments
Training system: spurred cordon
Planting density: 4000 plants per hectare
Grape yield: 1/1.5 kg per vine
Harvest: first ten days of September
Alcohol content: 14.50% vol.
Total acidity: 5.40 gr/l
Residual sugar: 1.70 gr/l
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in steel tanks, maceration on the skins for 20 days and soft pressing. Unfiltered.
Refinement: in oak casks for 18 months
Bottle refinement: 6 months in Bordeaux bottles
Colour: intense ruby red with glints verging on garnet.
Bouquet: notes of leather and chocolate that give way after a few seconds to a range of sensations: from earthy to dark fruits and spices.
Taste: Imposing structure. The chocolate notes reappear on the palate, the tannins are well rounded and mature, the wood is perfectly integrated. A powerful wine, but elegant and fresh at the same time, with a long and defined finish, in which the spice and blueberry notes reappear.
Serving suggestions: elegant dishes of the local Maremma cuisine such as game, grilled and structured meat dishes, aged cheeses.