VARIETALS: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot
CLIMATE: Cold, wet winters with dry, sunny summers
SOIL: Mix of calcareous clay and sand
FARMING: Dry farmed, hand-harvested
WINEMAKING: 12 day maceration at controlled temperatures
AGING: 8-10 months in Slovenian Durmast oak barrels, 6 months in bottle
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red color with rich aromas of currants and blackberries. The palate is vivacious with a burst of red berries and the soft, rounded tannins characteristic of Sangiovese.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Strong cheese, red meat, and hearty pastas