Vineyards Sloping vineyards surrounding the historic Poggio alle Mura (walled hilltop) castle. This area was chosen because it is particularly suited to growing extraordinary Sangiovese.
Soil is yellowish brown, sandy topsoil, coarse, calcareous; substract of sea sediment originating from the Pliocene Epoch. Abundant rounded rocks.
Winemaking The grape harvest is followed by a medium maceration of 7-10 days. After an aging period of 12 months in French oak barriques, the wine is bottle-aged.
Tasting Notes Color: Intense ruby-red.
Bouquet: Fresh and fruity with typical varietal notes of cherry and blackberry, enriched by more complex hints of licorice, tobacco and hazelnut.
Taste: Full, with a soft structure. Surprisingly long finish.
Food Pairing Ideal accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats, or savory game, and a perfect match for medium-aged cheeses. Suitable for long-term aging.
Additional Notes First vintage released: 2010 pair this wine with the following recipes by chef nick stellino: Grandma's Beef Stew