Benozzo – IGT Umbria Rosso


With Benozzo® we decided to give back the World the pleasure of drinking wine of our Umbrian tradition and to restore the millenary territorial identity of the autochthonous grape variety with the highest number of polyphenols and which characterizes the oldest Italic people

SOIL clayey, sandy, lacustrine
TRAINING SYSTEM spurred cordon
CROPPING LEVEL ACCORDING TO DOCG REGULATIONS 168 quintals per ha equal to 252.000 bottles
REAL PRODUCTION 50.000 bottles
GRAPES Umbrian over-riped autochthonous grape variety
GRAPE HARVEST hand picking in cases
SELECTION OF BUMCHES AND GRAPES hand selection through three vibrating tables
AGEING Stainless steel vat, cask and glass for 2 years
AGEING POTENTIAL 10 – 15 years.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14,5 % alc./vol.

Every Wine needs proper bunches selected to the right maturation

For Benozzo® we select manually the 20% of grapes coming from our vineyards.

Fermentation is made under controlled temperature (20-22°C), preceded by pre fermentation cold maceration through the best third millenium technologies respecting tradition. After the first racking, wine starts settling in stainless steel vats. Afterwards it starts malolactic fermentation in barrel and it is aged in stainless steel vat with the help of a modern system of micro-oxygenation.

Intense ruby red with purplish reflections, solid.

The bouquet is fruity, mostly with smell of blackberry, great spicy hints of vanilla and black pepper; the balsamic note denotes the use of the drying process.

With this IGT, the traditional winemaking of the Umbrian autochthonous grape variety by excellence through third millennium technologies, propose ancient flavors of past centuries once again.

It is soft, fresh and sapid right to the point.

Tannin is integrated, pleasant, elegant and rounded.

It matches perfectly with aged cheese and all the Italian cuisine based on red meat. It is used even during happy hour.