Piernicola Leone de Castris has dedicated this wine to his father.
The average age of the vines is 35 years. The grape is lightly withered on the plants and hand picked in little crates at the end of September.
Additional tasting notes
Color : intense ruby red.
Nose : powerful with perfumes of black fruit, prunes, black cherries, compote, balsamic hints, accompanied with hints of spices and cocoa.
Mouth : well rounded with a retro olfaction of very ripe black fruit. Nice density and very long lingering flavour.
Alcohol level : 16%
Winemaking : Fermentation et maceration at a controlled temperature for about 20 days. Filtering in small French oak barrels for around 12 months.
Food pairing : Scaloppine of veal with balsamic, grilled red meat, game, venison, guineau fowl with balsamic, Chinese food (sweet sour), full bodied and powerful cheeses.
Aging potential : 10-15 Years
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