Nice bright and dark color at the same time. It is a dark wine! Soft fruits, but also so much land, this time! Volcanic notes, graphite. It closes, as often, with very good tannins.


Production area: municipality of San Cipriano Picentino (SA).
Soil: medium composition, rich in texture. Exposure to south-west, hills.
First year of production: 1993.
Grapes: Total personal ownership (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Aglianico).
Winemaking: long skin maceration (20 days)
Fermentation: in stainless steel, after draining of 15%. Average duration of the fermentation: 20 days.
Malolactic fermentation: done
Ageing: 14 months in 225lt new and second usage barriques made of Nevers and Allier and Troncais oak.
Maturation: in bottle for 6 months before release.
Chemical properties: Alcohol 13,5% vol. Ac. Tot. 5.3 gr/lt. Dry extract 32.7 gr/lt. PH 3.73.


Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 89/100
Luca Maroni 90/100
Duemila Vini Ais 5/5
I Vini D'Italia L'Espresso 17/20
Gambero Rosso 3/3
Wine Spectator 92/100
Wine Enthusiast 92/100
The Wine Advocate 94/100