Blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.
Soil: Clayey and calcareous with the presence of silt and stones. Yield: 40hl/ha. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature in 1500 liter oak and steel truncated cones with maceration on the skins for 18-20 days. Malolactic fermentation in barrique and aging for 15 months. Further aging 10 months in cement before bottling.
It has a ruby red color and the nose gives notes of ripe cherry and sweet tobacco. The palate is bold and fruity, elegant and intense, with silky tannins and spicy final notes. Best served around 16-18C. Outstanding with grilled meats and vegetables.
Owned by Giovani Bulgari, the vineyards are located at Palazzone at San Casciano dei Bagni, the most Southern tip of Tuscany, where hills, streams and wind create an outrageous natural climate to produce unique wines. Only in these authentic places, where the summers are still hot and the winters freezing, and with mild springs and autumns and little snow, it is possible to have the ideal conditions for the vines to ripe at its best. The soil – which is composed by clay, limestone, sandstones and fossils – and has a sunny South-Eastern exposure of the vineyard make, combined with the altitude, give well-structured elegant wines.