||80% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese
||Tenuta di Castiglioni, Municipality of Montespertoli - Altitude: 250 m Aspect: South-West
||The harvest has been shown particularly good due to favorable seasonal pattern. The spring months were characterized by mild climate with little rain and no thermal stress: this has lead to a good plant health condition of the grapes. In late May there was a sudden drop in temperatures that did not cause any damage but led to a slight slowdown in the phenology of the plant and a higher proportion of unfertilized flowers. This physiological disorders has resulted in scattered bunches (ie sparse) and therefore more healthy. In July, temperatures were high, while August was cool with moderate precipitation: a varied thermal regime that guarantees a very interesting aroma, rich intensity and complex
||Merlot: last week of September, Sangiovese: early October - Manual
||In stainless steel tanks. Maceration time: 20 days Merlot, Sangiovese 15 days
||Malolactic fermentation: Done in barrels immediately after the alcoholic
||14 months in new oak barrels and 6 months in bottle
||Roast beef, but beef tenderloin sautéed in padella.Bene with mild cheeses taste or savory grilled meats.