THE PRODUCER : Italo Pietrantonj
Aging: The wine matured 12-18 months in 40hl Slavonian oak barrels, then a further 3 months in the bottle.
Harvest time: Mid to late October.
Production Gentle pressing of the grapes, then a lengthy, submerged-cap maceration and cool-temperature fermentation.
Nose: The bouquet offers varietally-faithful scents of sweet violets and pungent underbrush.
Taste An elegant, velvet-smooth palate displays sturdy structure and perfectly-calibrated tannins.