Color: strong ruby red, with high intensity. Clear and transparent.
Bouquet: intense and elegant: ripe fruit aroma (currants, black cherries) with the vanilla and tobacco of Slavonian oak.
Flavor: good body, good structure, lively acidity and alcohol content well balanced with tannins. The after taste confirms the notes in the bouquet. A complex and elegant wine.
Suited for ageing: 7/10 years
Combinations: very versatile wine, can be enjoyed throughout the meal, perfect from pasta to cheeses.
Serve at: 16-18° C
Soil: mainly calcareous sediments on clayey ground.
Vine density: 4000 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 15 years.
Pruning: 12/14 buds/plant.
Production: 9000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 75% Corvina, 20% Refosco, 5% Raboso.
Grape harvest: beginning of October (the various varieties are harvested separately).
Grapes drying in fruit storage structure: 1 month.
Crushing: the various varieties are separately vinified.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 14 days/temperature 28° C.
Ageing: in Slavonia oak barrels for 1,5 years.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.
Alcohol (% in vol.): 14
Reducing Sugar (g/l): 3,5
Total Acidity (g/l): 5,6
Net Dry Extract (g/l): 35
Total Phenols (mg/l): 2080