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: Middle ten days of September.
Vinification: Gentle cold pressing of part of the grapes, while must is drained from the rest after 12-24 hours from the start of the maceration. Must is then blended and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 11 °C with selected yeasts.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: Bright pink colour with ruby reflections; intense and persistent bouquet with hints of cherry, rose and pomegranate; on the palate it is a wine with a good body and is fresh and balanced.
Best served with: Italian antipasti, fish soups, baked or foil-baked fish, soft or slightly ripe cheese.
Serving temperature: 12-14 °C.