Area of production: Select vineyards located near the village of Loreto Aprutino in the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo area.
Soil: Deep, calcareous, stony, well structured and drained. Altitude: 350 meters above sea level.
Vinification: the two varieties are hand harvested separately in early October for best ripening and vinified separately with 15-22 days of maceration. Subsequently the wines are individually aged in 300 - liter French barriques from Troncais and Allier for 12 months. At this point the wines are blended and further aged for 12 months in 300 liter French barriques and 12 months of bottle rest follow.
Flavors: Intensely deep ruby red color with violet reflections. Complex fresh berry character with notes of cherry, blueberries and currants, further integrated by the elegant oak spices hinting of coffee and vanilla. Rich fruit flavors, great concentration, complex, with diverse layers of supple tannins. A powerful wine of elegant nature.
Serving temperature: 18°C.
Food pairings: Perfect with red meats, game, and aged cheeses.