Area: District of Roccastrada, Maremma Toscana
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah
Alcohol level: 14% vol.
Vinification and ageing: The must obtained from grapes harvested when fully ripe is vinifi ed in vertical fermenting devices for about 20 days at a temperature of 28°C. (82°F.), followed by malolactic fermentation. Afterward, the wine ages in 350-liter (92 gallons) French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by further fining of four months in the bottle.
Colour: Highly intense ruby red.
Bouquet: Rich and complex with up-front notes of ripe red fruit and wild berries accompanied by scents of spices and licorice.
Flavour: Full-bodied and encompassing, with a persistent and slightly spicy finish.
Serving temperature: Serve at about 16/18°C. (61/64°F.).
Food matches: This full-bodied wine combines superbly with dishes of the Tuscan tradition: pappardelle con sugo di cinghiale (wide noodles with wild boar sauce), bistecca fiorentina (grilled steak), roast game and hard savoury cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby shining. A sea of Mediterranean sensations: blackberries, camphor, marine scrub, plum, violet, pepper and licorice. Full mouth, the well-integrated tannins.