Grapes: Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%.
Fermentation: Staineless steel fermentation in temperature controlled tanks. Malolactic fermentation in 25 Hl barrels.
Aging: 12 months of aging in large barrels.They are 25 Hl (660 gallons) Oak barrels from the French Allier forest.
Altitude: 420 meters (1400 feet) South-west exposure.
Soil: Galestro-Shists (Friable rock of the Marl-like soil, very favorable to the acidity). Please check wikipedia below.
Density: 5000 plants per hectar
Harvest: Mid October
Alcol content: 14%
Residual sugar: 2 g/l
Acidity: 6,6 g/l in tartaric acid
Production: 1169 cases
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