Colour: deep ruby red, with violet notes.
Aroma: concentrated, spicy liquorice, aromas of small forests fruits, with light hints of pepper, vanilla, and chocolate.
Taste: very structured to the palate, full bodied and rich, with harmonious and elegant tannins. Long after taste finish, intense and persistent, with notes of preserved fruits and spices.
Variety: Montepulciano 100%. Vineyard: within the estate, in the municipal district of Alanno. Meters above sea level: 340 metres Exposure: southeast. Training system: traditional overhead trellis system "pergola" of Abruzzo region and vertical trellis system. Yield per hectare: 8 t/ha. Soil: deep clay soils with a rich texture. Harvest: by hand in October, accurate grape selection, partially overripe. Vinification: fermentation with skins at 30º C frequent pump-over "délestages", and maceration for over 40 days in 150 hl vats. Malolactic Fermentation: during maceration with skins. Ageing: 12 months in wooden barrels "sur lies". Bottle Ageing: over 6 months. Alcohol volume: 13.5% vol.