Yields in the 10 acres of vineyards are heavily limited through green pruning and extensive green harvesting. Frequent ripeness testing ensures that the quality of the grapes merits Brunello production.
Owner: Giulio Salvioni
Winemaker: Attilio Pagli
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vineyard Location: Three vineyards in southeast Montalcino
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 1,375-1,445 ft
Vines Planted: From 1985
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 1,215 - 2,025
Soil: Galestro (marl)
Manual harvest and selection followed by natural fermentation without temperature control in stainless steel tanks for 30 days, depending on the vintage. Pump-over only if temperature gets too high. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aged 4 years in 20 Hl Slavonian oak barrels in two cellars. Oldest barrels are 20 years old and located on the estate while the newer barrels are 10 years old and housed in a cellar in the center of Montalcino in the family home. Bottle refined for 6 months.
Color: Ruby red with garnet hints
Bouquet: Very intense and complex nose with notes of ripe red fruits, such as cherry and black cheery, on a spicy and fresh background of sweet tobacco and aromatic herbs.
Flavor: The sip is smooth, well rounded, with a great structure and sweet integrated tannins. Long, mineral and fruity finish
Pairings: Excellent with game, red meats, especially steak, and aged cheeses
Alcohol Content: 14%
Residual Sugar: 0.8 g/L
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 5,000 bottles