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We start the process in winter by using organic compost in the vineyards to rejuvenate the vine’s root systems. High rainfall in both winter and spring meant a well watered and well drained soil. This was to be important later on for the vegetation. The summer was very dry and the early rains meant that the plants had sufficient water. A good balance of leaf and bunches of grapes done by good selection and pruning allowed growth without any problems.
In September temperature dropped particularly at night allow the plant to recover – leading to a harvest where grapes were healthy, small but perfectly formed with a thick skin and meaty pulp. Quantity was less than last year but this was due to our strict selection policy. The maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks lasted 5 days with frequent daily pumping over. The wines refined in French (Allier) barriques ( 1/3 new, 1/3 one year, 1/3 two years) for 20 months and it was bottled in July 2013. We produced 6550 bottles.Distributed in Italy by Pellegrini Spa www.pellegrinispa.net