Reserve 1996

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: Ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: well balanced with hints of red berries
Flavour: full bodied, velvety and persisten

Training

Production Area: North Etna
Vineyards in Ha: 9
Exposition: North/South
Altitude: 800-900 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Vulcanic
Vineyards age: 80-100
Planting density for hectare: 5500 plantes
Training system: Bush
Ql. Grapes/ha: 40-60 about
Yield for hectare: 60% about
Harvest period: October/November
Cliamate: Humid and partially dry

Vinification

Maceration of skins in days: 30
Fermentation equipment: Steel fermenters
Duration of fermentation in days: 15
Fermentation temperature in C°: 22-24
Malolactic fermentation: yes

Laboratory analysis

Sugar content at harvest time: 22-24° babo
Total Acidity of the must at harvest time: 7-8
Alcohol content: 13-15 % Vol
Ph: 3.40-3.50

Refinement

Refinement: 5 years aged in oak barrels
Bottle ageing: 5 years
Type of wood: Oak from Slavonia

Packaging

Glass bottles: 0,75l
N° of bottles in box: 6

Serving suggestions

Excellent with roasted red meats,game and duckling

Serving temperature: 22°C