Selection of home grown hand harvested grapes Montepulciano and Sangiovese variety.
The choice of the right time to harvest and the accuracy in the wine making process, followed by a careful ageing in big oak barrels give special characteristics to this wine.
Dry, savoury and peachy taste with scents of vanilla and nuts.
Intense colour with purplish glare.
- First time in bootle : 2001 (2004 not bottled)
- Region of origin: Marche, Province of Ancona;
- Position of the vineyards: In the area surrounding one of the Castles of Jesi “San Paolo” in the area where Rosso Piceno is produced.
- Vine: 65% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese, 5% others;
- Cultivation manner: Guyot;
- Vine per ha: 3.000 vines per ha;
- Produced grapes per ha: ca 8000/9000 kg per ha;
- Age of vineyards: From 8 to 15 years old;
- Type of soil: Medium textured soil;
- Exposition and altitude: ca 200/250m above see level, exposition North-East;
- Total vineyards surface: ca 8 ha; 0,9 allocated with Rosso Piceno “Santa Maria d’Arco” grapes;
- No. of produced bottles: 1.500/4.000 per year;
- Alcohol concentration: differs depending on yearly weather condition (never below 13,5%vol.);
Harvest and wine making: accurately hand harvested in the second half of October. Slow cell cracking fermentation with vinace treading;
Refinement follows in small oak barrels for 9-12 month and for a further 3-4 months in bottle;
Wine tasting notes: Ruby red with scarlet glare; scent of mature flowers and spicy traces; savoury and dry taste.