Grape variety: Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) 80%, Canaiolo and Mammolo 20%
Obtained from Sangiovese grapes (denominated Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano), Canaiolo nero and Mammolo grapes. Ruby colour tending toward garnet. Intense and delicate aroma, dry taste. Slightly tannic, it is a typical wine that is distinguished by its high levels of delicacy and aroma. Aged in oak barrels for two years.
Production area: Montepulciano (SI), Sanguineto locality
Microclimate: Favourable microclimatic conditions, temperatures not too hot in summer and not particularly cold in winter.
Exposition: All grapevines are well exposed to the sun throughout the day
Characteristics of the Land and Planting: Medium-density soil of Pliocene origin. GUYOT system of planting. The vineyards were planted in various years 1963, 1999, 2012 and 2017 with a density of 2200-2400 plants per hectare. The yield per hectare, according to regulation, is 80 quintals.
Method of harvesting and vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand, put into crates, and are immediately brought to the cellar for destemming. Spontaneous and natural fermentation without addition of yeasts, pumping twice a day during fermentation with the marc sinking. Duration of maceration takes around 8-10 days.
Period of Harvesting and Aging: Last week of September-first week of October. Vinified in vitrified cement and steel tanks. Aging in Slavonian and Allier oak barrels of various capacities (18-20-25-30 hectolitres) for two years.
Alcohol content: From 14% to 14.5% VOL depending on the year
Format and Serving Temperature: 75cl bottle. Optimal served at 18 ° C