Vine variety: Primitivo.
Area: Very old vineyards selected in the area of San Marzano (TA) and Sava (TA).
Soil: Finely textured residual red soil with a calcareous subsoil, sparse rocky outcrops and intense presence of iron oxides.
Farming type: Head-trained bush vines at least sixty years old (5,000 per hectare).
Grape harvest: Second half of September.
Vinification: Very ripe grapes are harvested manually. The maceration takes place for 18 days on 80% of the grapes and for 25 days on 20%, with native yeasts selected in the vineyard. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24-26 °C.
Ageing: In French and American oak barriques for 18 months.
Tasting notes: Very intense and elegant ruby red colour; broad and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam and tobacco, slightly spicy; a full-bodied wine, smooth and rich in tannins, with an finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meat and game. A meditation wine.
Serving temperature: 18 °C.