Color: Ruby red
Bouquet:ripe berry, game, leather and anise. Firm tannins.Flavor: intense flavor, a hint of violets, strong tannins and there is a dark red fruit flavor with additional notes of spices, dried flowers and the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins. With time the wine gains power and intensity.
Serving suggestions: It is best served at 16° C or 60° F.
Food Pairings: pheasant, roast goose
Vineyard: The Albesani sits above 300 meters and has a southern exposure on the Santo Stefano hill. It has a specific microclimate that causes more light on its grapes with more clay in the soil. This brings out a much stronger flavor than the Ovello vineyard. It has a little less sand than the Ovello.
Soil: Calcareous limestone, with white sandy veins and some red clay
Area: 1 hectare/2.45 acres
Viticulture: average age of productive vines is 40 though they range in age from 35 to 70 years old.
Vinification: At 26°C/78°F for 30 days on the skins during maceration. Malolactic process completed. 14.5% alcohol by Vol.
Stabilization: Natural with no filtering of the wines
Aging: 24 months in Oak+ 18 months in bottle
Aging Capacity: Properly preserved at a steady temperature of 14°-15°C, laid down, in the dark, this wine can keep its characteristics for 20 years.