Colour: Intense red with warm ruby reflections. Nose: Red ripe fruit, prunes, mulberry followed by balsamic features of liquorice and chocolate.
Palate: Intense, warm and juicy, almost chewable. The tannins are velvety of sweet vanilla and mint from the barrique. The vocation of the terroir is perfectly expressed in this wine which is suitable for long aging.
Food Match: First courses with game sauce, roast and braised meat, and strong cheese.
Production Area: The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 300-350 metres above sea level south of the municipality of Ficulle at the “Giubba” farm. Due to its particularly favourable exposure this vineyard has always produced low yield of great quality.
Soil Type: Grey colour, medium clayey texture with presence of round skeleton.
Varieties: Merlot and Cabernet.
Training System: Spur pruned cordon.
Planting Density: 2.660 vines/hectare.
Vinification: The selected grapes are immediately cooled to 12-14° followed by maceration in 8.000 litres barrels for 15-18 days. The malolactic fermentation is conducted in barrique where the wine ages for 15-18 months. The wine is released for sale only after an additional period of 8-10 months in the bottle.
Alcohol Content: 15%.
Serving Temperature: 18-20°.