Wine making: Harvest time is the first half of October. Maceration and colour extraction are carried out in stainless...Read more...
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Wine making: Harvest time is the first half of October. Maceration and colour extraction are carried out in stainless steel for 12-14 days with frequent pump-overs, which oxygenates the must and softens the tannins. Wine aging: The wine matures for 12 months in 225- litre French oak barriques of various ages, where the wine develops suppleness without picking up oaky characteristics. Before bottling, the wine is filtered but not cold stabilized. A further year in the bottle allows the wine to fully develop its varietal character without becoming unduly aggressive on the palate. Analytic data: Alcohol 13.5%; total acidity 5.7 g/l; pH 3.45; residual sugar 1.8 g/l; total S02 75 mg/l. Tasting notes: Deep ruby colour; fruity, rich bouquet effectively displaying complex varietal characteristics and the spiciness of the wood in which it has been matured; judiciously tannic but not too aggressive, with good potential for extended development of its latent qualities. Recommended with: Pasta dishes with savoury sauces, full-flavoured roasts, small game, and cheeses. Serve at cool room temperature. Cellaring: If correctly stored, the wine will continue to evolve in the bottle for further 5-6 years.
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