IGT - Toscana
FIRST VINTAGE ON THE MARKET
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
The soils on which the vineyards stand has varied and complex terrain features with a strong presence of limestone, feature areas rich in marl and pebbles as well as being partly clayey; they sit at an altitude of between 100 and 300 metres above sea level, with a south/south-west exposure.
The 2007 season had a very mild winter with below normal rainfall, which resulted in sprouting about 10 days earlier than average. The spring was mild with an abundant water supply. The summer months were hot and dry, but temperatures were within the norm, with rather cool days, which led to a perfect ripening of the grapes.
The ideal weather conditions in September, characterised by good weather, dry climate and significant temperature variations between day and night, allowed for both the perfect ripening of all the grape varieties and the harvesting operations to be carried out at the optimal time.
Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled steel vats, with 15 days' maceration for both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Once malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine was placed in French oak barriques, and a small part in American oak, where it was aged for a period between the 20 and 25 months. The duration of the ageing is technically decided on the basis of the seasonal trend of the vintage.