“Sagrantino is a multifaceted grape variety, with the highest number of polyphenols among grape varieties known in the World, with harsh tannins which can be mitigated only with a long ageing in glass.
We age it 5 years rather than 3 years, proposing a ready wine.”
|SOIL||clayey, sandy, lacustrine|
|TRAINING SYSTEM||spurred cordon|
|CROPPING LEVEL ACCORDING TO DOCG REGULATIONS||80 quintals equal to 104.000 bottles|
|REAL PRODUCTION||25.000 bottles|
|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 5 years.|
|AGEING POTENTIAL||Over 15 years.|
|ALCOHOL CONTENT||15,0 % alc./vol.|
|SERVING TEMPARATURE||18° – 20° C.|
Pre-fermentation cold maceration aim to extract sweet tannins, an essential prerogative for Sagrantino grapes. Fermentation is made under constant temperature through a modern system of temperature respecting tradition; pumpovers are frequent during the first days. After the first racking, wine settles inside stainless steel vats for few days, before going inside the barriques where it starts malolactic fermentation. Then it goes in big cask and starts ageing in bottle.
The colour, ruby red, is very intense, impenetrable by light, solid.
The bouquet is well-developed: from bramble jelly, varietal expression of Sagrantino, to black pepper, through vegetal facets, notes of cocoa, coffee, balsamic hints, pipe tobacco.
In mouth you can feel the strength of this wine, freshness is remarkable and tannin is standing ready to face a long ageing. Soft, like all the wines of the company, it has a sweet finish and an unforgettable length.
Matched with structured dishes, red meat, game. It is a perfect companion of meditation even alone.