Vine variety: Negroamaro.
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 (5,000 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: Second and third week of September.
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: Purple red colour with black-violet hues; intense and persistent bouquet, with hints of blackcurrant and soft fruits, spicy, with thyme notes; a robust wine, velvety and harmonious with a long and pleasantly flavoured finish.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, all types of meat and mature cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.