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
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.