ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE SUPERIORE DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
This wine perfectly represents la Viola, made by harvesting grapes from middle-aged vines. This cru of Sangiovese was the estate’s first production in 1998, and it is the ideal wine for introducing friends to this grape variety. The label depicts “via Colombarone” which rises from the plains up to the hill of Bertinoro, surrounded by vineyards.
Denomination: Romagna Sangiovese Superiore DOC
Vineyards: grapes come from the following small vineyards: Vigna del Re; Vigna di Paolo: all estate-owned
Vineyard area: Vigna del Re 1.2 hectares; Vigna di Paolo 1.5 hectares
Vine growing: 5.000 vines per hectare, cordon spur trained
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese, 20 years old on average
Altitude: 100 metres above sea level
Harvesting: after a careful selection in the vineyards, the grapes are hand-picked and carried to the cellar in September
Yield: 4.000 l per hectare
Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats under controlled temperature with repeated crushing for 14 – 21 days
Maturation: partly in steel and partly in french used oak barrels and tonneaux about 6 months
Refining: in bottle for at least 6 months
Production: 14.000 bottles
Organoleptic features: bright ruby-red colour with violet nuances; intense and expressive aromas of bright cherry fruit supported by elegant violet, spicy and minerally hints. Full and rich on the palate, with zestful, juicy fruit; rich and persistent, savoury and tasty. Harmonious and well-balanced.