The color is a dark purple. The nose hints of red fruits like blueberries and a leather finish. The palate shows exceptional mouthfeel, with dense yet polished tannins. It is a wine of rare persistence and balance with tastge of black cherries with fresh tannins loads that make a wine fresh and vibrant. Perfect with main course like pasta and red meat.
The Sangiovese grapes of the Santa Pia vineyard were picked entirely by hand around the middle of the month of October. After the destemming and a soft pressing of the berries, the must went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at temperatures kept constantly under complete control to fully conserve the typical varietal aromas of Sangiovese. The fermentation lasted for 20 days, after which the wine went into 130 gallon (500 liter) puncheons first for the malolactic fermentation and successively for a twelve month period of aging. The bottling was followed by a 20 month period of bottle aging before commercial release.
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