Prugnolo Gentile: 100%
October 2013, third week, harvested manually from our Vino Nobile vineyards, where we chose 6000 kg of grapes from the selected historical and characteristic parts.
Fermentation occurred on grape peels and with natural yeasts in a single stainless steel and monitored temperature tank of 50 hl, for 44 days; in this stage, we made few soft fullings and dèlestages, with specific frequency variations. The malolactic fermentation occurred immediately after the alcoholic fermentation.
This wine must rest for more than 40 months within 500 L tonneaux made of French durmast from Allier and Vosges, with different stages. After a rest in stainless steel, it was bottled the 01/03/2018 and then aged in glass before it was commercialized.
Total acidity: 5.90
Volatile acidity: 0.49
Dry extract: 32.95
Total polyphenols: 3430
Malic acid: absent
The name we chose for this wine represent the tradition and experience of our family in our territory; it remains enjoyable and involving and at the same time it is strong and vivid. We also wanted to enhance the typical and historical vineyard of Montepulciano’s territory: the Prugnolo gentile. This wine perfectly matches with wild game and spit or ember cooked red meats; also good with strong flavour aged cheeses. You can also taste it and enjoy it with friends or reading a book. Best temperature to taste: 18-20°C. To uncork the bottle at any moment, it is recommended to oxygenate the wine without shaking it; better if uncorked 3-4 hours before the consumption.