The wine can last from between 6-7 to 10-15 years, depending on the vintage and proportionally to alcohol, colour and acidity.
Ruby red with purple tones changing to garnet red after a long ageing.
The bouquet is remindful of stone-fruit, strawberries, violets, vanilla and almonds, sometimes associated with smoke hues.
Tasty and full-bodied, occasionally acidic in its juvenile stage.
When young, it harmonizes with red and grilled meat; later, with game, roast, cheese and soups.
Serving temperature: 18-19°C.
Total alcohol: 14-14.5% vol.
Vineyards The grapes come mostly from different vineyards of our properties in the western area of Nizza appellation, The average altitude is around 230 mt. South- East, East and West exposure, warm temperature during the day. The soil is markedly alkaline, some plot rich in clay and poor in organic substances, some other draining and mixed with abundant tuff flakes.
The proportion of grapes from the various vineyards can vary every year, depending on the chemical properties of the grapes, in an effort to keep constant the sensorial and qualitative characteristics of the product.
The beginning of harvest can fall between Sept. 6th and Oct. 8th, based upon the weather pattern of the season.
Traditional vinification in steel and oak vats is immediately followed by the first racking and by the the storage of 100% of the product in oak casks having a capacity of 300, 2,000 or 3,400 litres each. A second racking is performed between November and February, based upon the wine’s evolution, while the third takes place in late August, the following year. In the final stage, all the wine is left to age in large casks exclusively.