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Production area: Grown on the hills of the “Astoria” Estate, at 120-150 m. above sea level.
Vineyards: with a north-to-south and east-to-west orientation, with 4,000/4,500 grapevines per hectare (average age: 8 - 15 years).
Average production: 1.5/2 kg per grapevine (70/80 q. per hectare). Yield after the grapes are dried: 30%. Grape
Growing technique: Gujot.
Technology: The grapes, slightly over-mature, are harvested by hand and dried on bamboo racks for approx. 3 months. In midDecember they are crushed and left to ferment in contact with the grape skins, stalks and pips for approx. 2/3 days. The fermentation process is stopped before its natural end in order to obtain a wine with a high content of sugar residues. In Spring it is bottled and is then allowed to age for several months.
Colour: intense ruby with violet reflections.
Bouquet: delicate and characteristic, scented with a strong flavour of marasca cherry and berries. Taste: sweet, velvety, with a full body, harmonious, savoury with a taste of blackberry and other berries.
Alcohol content: % vol. 13.00 – 14.00 Sugars, g/l 115.00 – 125.00 Total acidity, g/l 5.00 – 6.00
Serving temperature: 12 – 14° C.
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