Announced by a rich, deep red, the wine opens to a rich, multi-layered bouquet of black liquorice and red and black berry fruit, lifted by scents of violets, segueing into a broad-volumed, austere palate, whose complexity is enhanced by expressive, well-integrated tannins. This is an elegant, long-lived wine.
Taurasi DOCG Tenuta Altavilla
After the clusters are de-stemmed and pressed, the must is given a chilled maceration on the skins, then ferments slowly at 26°C, then macerates on the skins for over 20 days, with numerous pumpovers and délestages. Malolactic fermentation follows, in traditional large oak casks.
In large 35hl-oak casks and in barriques for 18 months, followed by an additional 12 months in the bottle.