The harvest is done manually, to ensure the quality and health of the grapes. After destemming, grapes and must are placed in vats for 15-18 days during which cold maceration takes place for 5-6 days and then alcoholic fermentation. During maceration and fermentation, pumping over is carried out to ensure a more complete maceration and extraction and after the pressing and separation of the wine, it is aged for 15 months in 30% of new French oak barrels and 70% in barrels of one or two years.
The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.
This wine has a magnificent color and aromas of red fruits. It is recommended to keep this wine for several years in the cellars so that it can be best enjoyed.
Wine with excellent aging potential.
Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° C, paired with roasted partridge with chestnuts, veal rind with carrots and confit cardamom.