Wine type
Red Tuscan I.G.T. (Typical geographical indication)

Vineyards
Name: Terrasole
Soil: medium textured, stony soil (Alberese)
Number of plants per hectare: 3,500-5,000
Training system: spurred cordon
Altitude: 500m a.s.l.

Grapes
100% Merlot

Tasting notes
Intense, red structure, complex and balanced. Fragrant and fruity, with hints of ripe red fruit and Marasca. Be kept in horizontal position at a temperature about 16°C. Serve at a temperature of 18/20° C.

Vinification
The grapes are harvested manually and placed in baskets before destemming and soft crushing. Maceration lasts for about 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Alcoholic fermentation is completed at a temperature of max. 29°C and during this period the wine is pumped over four times a day. After racking, malolactic fermentation is completed by the end of December. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged for at least 9 months in 225-liters barriques or 500-liters oak casks (tonneaux).It is aged in the bottles for three months before release. Alcohol content 13%.