(From 2006 Vintage) A small portion of the vineyards was planted in the 1970’s while the majority have been recently planted with a density of 5.500 plants per hectare and the yield per plant is never over 1 kilogram of fruit. Maceration on the skins took place over eighteen days. Following the malolactic fermentation, completely taking place in french barrique, the wine was allowed to rest another twelve months in the same barrique, keeping the two varieties completely separate. Following this period of ageing in barrique, the cuvée was assembled, the wine bottled and allowed to rest another 6 months in the cellar.
(From 2005 Vintage) This Merlot/Sangiovese blend has an extraordinary perfume of saddle leather, smoke, cassis, prunes, and plums. A rich full-bodied, voluptuously-textured wine, with layers of concentrated fruit and sweet tannins. A magnificent seamlessness with a huge, explosive long finish. It is a wine of great stature as well as intensity.