Vineyard: located at Lucarelli in the municipality of Radda in Chianti.
Kind of ground: Lime, clay, sand.
Grape: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot
Vines per hectare: 7300
Type of cultivation: Cordon trained
It is a garnet red color. On the nose it is intense, ranging from fruits of the forest to cherries. On the palate it is full-bodied with soft tannins and a long finish.
The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, followed by gentle destemming. The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 23°C on the skins for twenty-one days.
The malolactic fermentation takes place entirely inside new Barriques. There follow twelve months of maturing in the same Barriques at a constant temperature of 16°C. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further period of refining in the bottle.
Drink with: pasta dishes with ragout, grilled red and white meat, poultry, mature cheeses and typical cold cuts.
Longevity: 8-10 years.
Serve at: 16-18°C.