Indicazione Geografica Protetta /// Rosso
A historic wine already prized by the ancient Romans, made from indigenous grape varieties grown on the San Castrese estate on the hillside vineyards on the flanks of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano.
Appearing a dark, dense red, its unmistakeable bouquet releases dried plum, wild berryfruit, vanilla, and cocoa powder, lifted by emphatic notes of black liquorice, tobacco, and dried figs. On the palate it is full-bodied, well-structured, and elegant.
Volcanic soils, rich in phosphorus, potassium, and microelements.
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Various years, between 1976 and 2000
Primitivo: Late August, early September
Piedirosso and other varieties: Second decade of October
4,500 vines per hectare
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
After the grapes are picked by hand, and the clusters gently pressed, the must ferments on the skins at about 15-26°C, then malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barriques.
In Allier oak barriques, one-third new, for 2 months
Primitivo, piedirosso, and ancient indigenous varieties
San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca