The fine, compact texture makes it an almost impenetrable ruby red. The nose is grassy, with notes of plum jam and tones of balsam and brown spices.
In the mouth, elegant and warm, with the softness blending well with the ripe tannins.
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classification: ITALY- UMBRIA IGT- ASSISI
Wine Type: RED- DRY- STILL
Climate: Quite hilly with good range of day/night temperature
Soil: Medium texture, loose, with deep clay
Training System: Spurred Cordon
Year of Planting: 2000
Yield per Hectare: 6,000 litres
Harvest: Merlot; 2nd 10 days of September, Cabernet Sauvignon; 1st week of October
Vinification: Separate, Bordeaux-style vinification after harvest
Fermentation: 10-12 days for the Merlot, 20 days for the C. Sauvignon, at 28°C
Ageing: 12 months in small French oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle
Acidity: 5.5 parts per thousand
Dry Extract: 37 gr/litre
Oenologist: Maurilio CHIOCCIA
Game cooked in wine, and blue cheeses.
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