Hyspa

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Vintage:

2015
2017
Guide
Score
Edition
Jamessuckling.com
91
2017
Decanter
90 - SILVER MEDAL
2019

The area’s warm, dry and windy climate, together with temperatures mitigated by its proximity to the sea, also make it a natural habitat for international varie ties such as Cabernet Sauvignon , Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot. The area’s exposure to the sun guarantees long, complex matu ration that gives the wine an excellent structure and extraction.

GRAPE VARIETY 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Syrah, 20% Petit Verdot

VINEYARD Various plots in Contrada Graffetta

SOIL Rich in marine limestone, fertile and generous

VINEYARD SIZE  4 ha

VINEYARD AGE 8 years old

EXPOSURE  South

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  40m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 6,500 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning and cane pruning

HARVEST  Late-September, mid-October

MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING  6 months in tonneaux and a further 6 months in the bottle.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 50,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE An intense, dense color. The nose has notes of ripe red fruit, accompanied by shades of leather. In the mouth it is full-bodied and velvety, with a soft and juicy finish.

PAIRING Grilled meat and mature cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.