Azienda Agricola Giannotti
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Typical Geographical Indication

villabiancaGRAPE BLEND
Prugnolo gentile 85%, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Mammolo 15%.


VINEYARD ALTITUDE
380-450 m above sea level


SESTO D’IMPIANTO
2.80 x 1.00 m


TERRAIN
Medium density with sandy layers, clayey


PLANTING SYSTEM
Spur trained.
Average age of the vines: 8-40 yrs. old.


VINE DENSITY
4,000 vines per ha


YEILD PER HECTARE
Never more than70 hl/ha.

MICROCLIMATE AND POSITION
Particularly favourable growing conditions with optimum day/night temperature ranges during the final ripening stages.

WINEMAKING TECHNIQUE
The grapes are harvested by hand to select the best clusters.
Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats and then in wood. The maceration process lasts about two weeks at a temperature of between 26-28ºC.  The juice is pumped over four times a day and the caps manually punched to extract the colours and aromas from the skins. The final maceration phase takes place with the vat full to the brim.  After the maleolactic fermentation process has been completed, it is aged in the bottle before being sold.

ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES
(Alcohol content 13.50% vol.) Ruby red with a fine intensity in the nose that includes spices, cloves, dark tobacco, underbrush, coffee and soft animal smells followed by dried violets and marasca cherry jam. In the mouth the components are well balanced, medium, long and pleasant. Slight hints of wood.

LONGEVITY
10 years


PAIR WITH
Appetizers, red meat, cheese, etc.