SUPERIORE RISERVA DOC
Altitude: 230 m. above sea level
Soil: chalky-clayey, with limited nitrogen and organic content
Planting density: 3,600 plants/ha
Yield: 50-60 q./ha
100 % Sangiovese grosso
Colour: deep ruby red verging to lighter and mellower notes with ageing
Aromas: the bouquet ranges from tobacco and pipe to liquorice and spicy notes
Taste: dry, sapid, warm, well structured, with soft long elegant finish
De-stemming/crushing, 18-21 day maceration according to the vintage, with recurrent and regular pumping over into the lap, délestage is also used. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation the refining takes place in French oak barriques. 10-12 months later the wine is bottled and ages for further 12 months.
Type: dry red wine
Pairing: game and red meat, roasts and stews; also mature hard paste cheese
Serving temperature: 18 °C
Pouring: open at least one hour before serving
Recommended glass: balloon
Packing: 6 bottles x 0.75 l. carton / 1 magnum x 1.5 l.