Sourced from a selection of the best grapes grown exclusively in our Carmenere vineyard situated beside the Oratorio di San Lorenzo in Località San Germano dei Berici (Vicenza). The Colli Berici is now considered one of the best areas for this grape variety in the world.
Area: Colli Berici
Variety: Carmenere 100%
Alcohol: 15% by vol.
Site: San Germano dei Berici (Vicenza)
Soil: Marl over limestone
Harvest: Manual, produced only in favourable vintages.
Vinification and ageing: Maceration and fermentation for 14 days in upright stainless fermentors with selected yeasts. Malo in tank, then racked into 50% new and 50% one year French oak barriques. Matured for 18 months in wood before a light filtration and bottling. The wine spends a further 12 months in bottle before release.
Organoleptic characteristics: The grapes, dried slightly on the plant, bequeath a deep, almost opaque, carmine red colour and concentrated nose of black fruit, cocoa, pepper and soy. Authoritative in the mouth, it shows superb balance with ripe tannins and a round, generous finish of rare length.
Recommended combination: Polenta and sopressa vicentina D.O.P. , grilled or smoked pork.
Serving temperature: 18/20°C.