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Vines (15 %), Negroamaro (70 %), Sangiovese (15 %)

Color: Full Ruby Red.

Smell: Intense scents of almonds, red fruits and dried flowers.

Taste: In the mouth it reveals pleasant and full-bodied, vinous, ethereal and with a velvety tannin with long persistence

Food Pairings: Excellent with red meat dishes, first courses of land and hard cheeses.

Regional production: Squinzano, San Pietro Vernotico, Torchiarolo, Novoli.

Cultivation: Old vineyards in Alberello. The trunk is kept at 40-60 cm from the ground. Few Gems (6-8) To Guarantee A Quality Production.

Climate: Typically Mediterranean, determined by the mitigating action of the sea, which guarantees the Salento Peninsula long, dry (500-600 mm / year) and sunny summers (on average 2600 hours of sunshine per year). The Adriatic coast between Otranto and Leuca is rainier than the Ionian coast up to Gallipoli, where prevailing are the warm North African winds; To the north of Otranto there are Balkan influences which determine slightly lower temperatures.

Territory: Characterized by extensive flat areas and modest hills. The region is geologically constituted by a limestone structure. The territory, with the exception of some areas, is stony, composed of rocky layers and limestone banks.

Harvest: Manual, Once the Cluster is fully ripe. In order to have a good structure, the harvest is delayed to favor the concentration of sugars and extractive substances.

Vinification: Traditional 30-45 day fermentation of the must, at controlled temperature, in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Aging: 6 months in French barriques, 6 months in large barrels and 6 months in bottle.

Service Method: We recommend a pot-bellied glass, to be wrapped in your hands, of large size and convex edge, to effectively breathe the wine, gradually raise the temperature and allow the release of its complex perfumes.

Storage: Many years, if the wine is stored in suitable cellars, at a constant temperature between 10-14 ° C and humidity between 60-70%, away from light sources, In a horizontal position, so that the cap always remains damp and elastic.


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