Our own vineyard in Contrada Balciana is the origin of this wine. It is characterized by a small yield per vinestock and differently timed hand-picking. The time of the harvest can change depending on the course of the year and usually takes place from the beginning of November till the middle of the same month. During the grape picking time, extreme care is necessary (small crates) so as not to split the grapes which have reached the correct level of ripeness. This completes the first stage after which the normal techniques (with the exclusive use of stainless steel tanks) are adopted in the winery taking the same care so as not to ruin the preceding work. The complexity of all these processes means that the yearly production is restricted to about 15000 bottles. In particularly disadvantageous years, for example as in 1996, 2002 and 2005, this wine is not produced at all. After bottling, the wine continues to develop and refine achieving a taste of incomparable finesse.
You fall in love with this wine by just looking at it: of a brilliant color, it is dressed in shining gold. Nice intensity with an interesting nose of ripe and tropical fruits, sweet notes of honey, linden, spicy and citrus fruit notes, licorice root and almonds. It is a very well-balanced wine in the mouth, a full-bodied wine with high alcohol content but at the same time still fresh and strongly sapid. Even a more unique wine because of its strongly persistent smell and taste with an iodate finish. It is a simply fascinating and persuasively charming wine.
Vinous – 94 points
International Wine Challenge 2021 – Silver Medal / 92 points
Veronelli 2021 – Tre Stelle Oro
Bibenda 2021 – 5 Grappoli
Corona 2021 – Vini Buoni d’Italia