- First vintage of production: 1993
- Grape varieties: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 20%, Oseleta 10%.
- Geographical area: Veneto - Italy - North-east of Verona, on the hill that separates Montorio from Valle d’Illasi.
- Total extension of the vineyards in the estate: 27 hectares of modern vertical trellis.
- Age of planting: Since 1960 to 2001.
- Soil composition: Calcareous with red clay and tufo
- Planting density: 5/7.000.
- Thinning: from July 15th to August 8th.
- Harvest: From the end of August until the middle of September.
- Yield per plant: 1 kg
- Vintage climate: The year begins with a long drought, a very warm early April, leading to a fast development of the buds, followed by some rainy weeks that makes the temperature remain below average until July. In August, the temperatures rise again and the land dries quickly. The maturation is very early, the quantity of the grapes is below the average but the quality is high. Great vintage
- Winemaking technique: The healthiest, ripest bunches of picked grapes undergo a unique drying process (Appassimento) that take place, on cases in a well naturally ventilated loft. The grapes lose at least the 35% of their original weight thereby concentrating sugar, aromatic compounds and noble tannins. In January grapes are gently crushed and the fermentation starts at low temperature(13-17 C). then, transfer to oak barrels of 700, 1500 and 3500 litres of various origins and composition and age, mostly from Allier forest. The wine remains one year in bottles before release.
- Enochemical characteristics
Alcohol: 16.02 % vol
Total acidity: 6.95
Sugar: 7.2 g/l
Extract: 38.8 g/l
- Enjoy to drink: Stewed meat, roast of red meats, seasoned cheese; agreeable also as a meditation wine
- Tasting Notes: Ruby red colour. Cherries and spice on the nose with a never-ending finish on palate.