FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1993
VINEYARD: 70% Corvina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella and 10% Oseleta.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi.
EXTENSION: 27 hectares of new shoulder pad.
PLANT DATE: 1960 to 2001
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon.
STRAINS PER HECTARE: 5/7000 to shoulder.
HARVEST: From late August to mid-September.
YIELD PER PLANT: 1 kg.
CLIMATE TREND: Cold and dry winter. High temperatures arrive in March moving the shoots well in advance, the flowering already begins mid-May. Heavy rains at the beginning of summer, which maintain low productivity. Hot and dry summer, almost no precipitation.
Early harvest start at the end of August and excellent harvest until the end of September. Great vintage.
WINEMAKING TECHNIQUE: The grapes chosen and collected in boxes are arranged in a special ventilated room to be dried according to the famous withering process. Grapes lose at least 35% of their original weight thus concentrating sugars, aromatic components and noble tannins. In January, the soft pressing takes place fermentation starts at low temperature(13th – 17th); the long maceration allows the maximum extraction of the fruit.
The wine remains for 24 months in oak tonneau French and in barrels of larger sizes (700, 1500 and 3500 litres); After bottling, remains to refine at least one year before be delivered.