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

Exposure: south-east

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.