Cabernet 50%, Merlot 50%.
Name: Vigna Ospedaletto, Vigna Colombarone.
Exposure: east, south-east.
Soil: clayly with limestone and sand content.
DENSITY OF PLANTING
5000 plants /ha.
YEAR OF PLANTING
First half of October.
Hand picking of selected grapes and thinning out of unripe grapes.
Grapes are destemmed and crushed, transported into fermantation vessels at a temperature of 28/30° C. The juice rests with the skins to allow the extraction of colour and taste during 8/10 days approximately.
After devatting and malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in stainless steel tanks for 5-6 months. The wines undergo fermentation separately: cabernet rests on skins 5-6 days longer than Merlot. Before being put into the market bottle-ageing take place during 3 months.
Colour: ruby red colour, very intensive, with violet nuances.
Nose: winy with delicate aromas of violet and fruity aromas.
Mouth: harmonic, good persistence, roundness tannins.
Served with: salami appetizers, soft cheese, red meat, roasted and grilled meat. It is excellent with pasta and ravioli.
Service temperature: to be served at 16° C..
Capacity: lt. 0.75.