Grapes: Aglianico 100%
Production area: Comune di Trecase (NA), Bosco del Merlo and Tirone della Guardia.
Altitude: 220-350 mt above sea level.
Harvest: Manual harvest with grapes selection in the first ten days of October.
Vineyards age: 15-25 years.
Training system: Guyot and Pergola Vesuviana.
Max Yield/H: < 55q.
Vinification: Soft destemming press followed controlled temperature fermentation at 15°C. Soft crushing lees removal.
Aging: in stainless steel tanks for about 3 months, small oak barrels for further 3 months and 2 months of refining in bottle.
Sensory analysis: Intense ruby red, with scents of red fruits’ jam, finely mixed with an elegant minerality and balsamic hints of liquorish. Full bodied and complex on the palate, but also juicy and fruity, of excellent balance and long persistence.
Service temperature: 18-20°C.
Food pairing: Rich first courses, braised meats, semi-matured cheeses.