||50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
||Frazione Le Capezzine, località Valiano(SI), 270 - 300 metres a.s.l. with an exposure south-southwest.
|Composition of the land
||Clay, sand and limestone.
||Bush-trained, spurred cordon, guyot.
|Plants n. x hectare
||7.000 for Merlot and 2500 vine for Sangiovese.
||Hand-picked from our best parcels.
||Temperature controlled fermentation and maceration on the skins protracting for 20-25 days in vertical oak casks.
||Our Merlot is aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels and then blended with Capannelle’s Sangiovese. The wine then spends another 24 months in new oak.
||Demanding meat dishes, roast game, mature and strong flavoured cheeses.