Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 100 meters above sea level.
Soil: Medium clay texture, shallow and with good skeletal soil.
Farming type: Espalier (4,500 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: Middle of September.
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
Ageing: In French oak barriques for 6 months.
Tasting notes: Purple red colour with violet hues; intense and persistent bouquet, with hints of blackcurrant and berry fruit, spicy, with balsamic and vanilla notes; a smooth and balanced full-bodied wine with a long and pleasantly flavoured finish.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, meat and cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.