Bright and deep colour with subtle, elegant aromas of dried flowers, pollen and sweet spices. The wine shows restraint on the palate, showing austerity and an upright structure with typical notes of the local Mediterranean bushes and berries. The harmony between good acidity and firm tannins provides the premise for an excellent aging potential.
The vineyards are in Bolgheri and the neighbouring area of Bibbona, with vines mainly planted on dark soils full of lime and clay.
The rainy winter and early spring left abundent water reserves ahead of a particularly dry summer. During ripening, strong diurnal differences allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, with extremely healthy grapes produced as a result. The harvest began on 29 August with Merlot and ended with Syrah on September 11.
The grapes were handled with particular care with extremely soft pressing of the bunches helping to shorten the maceration process. The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.
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