Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Hand harvested in small 15Kg crates in early October
"Vinification integrale" with whole berry fermentation in specific barriques by Tonnellerie Baron. 90 days of maceration at a controlled temperature of 26° C. 8 battonages per day, carried out by barrel rotation, following the precise Burgundian pattern.
30 months - including fermentation - in special barriques by tonnellerie Baron. 18 months of bottle ageing.
Pale ruby colour with garnet reflections. Supple red fruit expression on the nose, light incense note on the palate and gently savoury drive. Lively acidity in perfect balance with sweet and refined tannins. Long mineral and salty finish. It's already delicious but will also offer fine drinking over the next several years.