This wine has the same characteristics of Brunello but with an easier approach. The grapes of Sangiovese come from the younger vineyards which produce aromatic and elegant wines with a medium body. It is the ideal every day companion for family meals.

Grapes Sangiovese 100%.

Vineyards Property of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the district of Montalcino and registered for Brunello di Montalcino production. Soil: marl, shale. Altitude: 400-450 mt slm. Average Age: grape vines planted between 1975 and 2017. Orientation: East – South East. Vine Training System: Cordone libero. Vine Stock per Hectar: 5.000. Yield per Hectar: 90 ql.

The Year 2017 The Spring had the usual development in terms of mild temperatures in April and May and scarce rainfalls. June was warm and dry. The particular heath of July and the first half of August caused an anticipated ripeness of the grapes. Fortunately in September the climatic conditions became more stable, with some refreshing rains. Therefore the harvest was anticipated but the state of the grapes was perfect. The harvest lasted from September 8th until September 22nd.

Vinification Before the regular fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold prefermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C. This process increases colour stability and improves extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 12/13 days at a controlled temperature of 29°-30°C. This wine had about 6 months of refinement in small/medium oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

Chemical analysis Alcohol 13,79 % – Tot. Ac. 5,8 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0,38 g/l – Free SO2 25 mg/l – Total SO2 88 mg/l – Residual sugars 0,5 g/l – Dry Extract 28,6 g/l.

Sensory analysis Colour: brilliant ruby red. Bouquet: intense with cherry and small red berries aromas, hints of flowers and spices. Taste: pleasantly open with smooth tannins and a lively acidic grip.

Food Combination It is the perfect complement for roasted and grilled meat (both beef and white meat), cheeses and casserole dishes.

Serving Temperature 18°C.

Capacity of Ageing 4-5 years.

Conservation and Storage Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.