The freshly harvested grapes reach the cellar where they are destemmed and crushed. The grapes are left to macerate on the skins for 12 days and the fermentation takes place in stainless steel containers at a controlled temperature of 30/33°C. The wine is then aged for 8 months in oak barrels.
Fermentation and maturation
Region of production
Squinzano DOC 2014
The grapes come in part from vineyards in the municipality of Squinzano and Novoli (Lecce), and in part from vineyards in San Pietro Vernotico and Torchiarolo (Brindisi). The region of production of Squinzano DOC is characterized by a sandy clay loam soil, rich in calcium and magnesium. The average production of the vineyards is 100 quintals per hectare. The vines are grown using the traditional scheme known as Apulian trailing vines, which has been for several centuries in Salento.
Alcohol by volume
95% Negroamaro and 5% Black Malvasia.
Intense ruby color. Wide and complex on the nose, with sweet hints of blackberry jam and other berries, delicate spice and chocolate character. Very balanced, harmonious and fruity flavor. Good structure with fine tannins. An elegant, luscious wine with a long finish.
The wine pairs with grilled red meats, stews and also game. Excellent with cured meats, ripe cheeses and pasta dishes with meat sauces.