Production area: Municipality of Mezzane di Sotto, Monti Garbi District - Verona.
Type of soil: Sandy, silty with a lot of white skeletal limestone.
Vineyard altitude: 300 m a.s.l.
Grapes: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 20%, Croatina 5%, Oseleta 5%
Ages of vines: 20-25 years.
Vinification: In steel at a controlled temperature. Harvest double hand selection in trays. Pressing soft with pneumopress in December. Raisining 3 months. Fermentation at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts for 25 days in steel. Malolactic fermentation natural in 500 litre barrels. Bâtonnage once a week for the first year.
Ageing: 2 years in new 500 litre casks of French oak
Organoleptic examination: Colour ruby red with purple reflections. Aroma ripe red fruit, spicy aromas of liquorice, black pepper and hints of chocolate. Flavour well balanced, with fat tannins, soft, warm, savoury, elegant, fine and fresh.
Alcohol: 15% Vol.
Acidity: 6,51 g/l.
Residual sugar: 8,5 g/l.
Pairing: Savoury first courses, seasoned with truffle, hare and game - red meats, grilled, roast or boiled - mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16/18°C.