Grapes: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Refining: After the malolactic fermentation, decanting and sulphuring; aging in barriques in climate controlled quarters.
Sensory evaluation: Deep red ruby color, with an aroma of ripe fruit combined with a hint of spice and vanilla; rich, velvety, with good structure that is moderate tannic and balanced.
Food pairing: Served at 14-16°C. Served well with rustic hors d’oeuvres, liver pâté; great with first courses such as spaghetti and ravioli; main courses such as pork loin, mutton ribs, grilled meat. Also suitable with aged hard cheeses.