Dry red wine;
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina;
Tenute Massimago (Mezzane di Sotto) – Marly/clay soil;
The grapes, once they have been carefully selected by hand, are placed in flat wooden trays and left to dry for 80 days in our special storage sheds where humidity and temperature are strictly controlled. During vinification, the cold maceration period is extended for 5 days.
The prolonged contact with the skins flavours the extraction of the rich primary fruit aromas. The malolactic fermentation takes place quickly and is carried out partly in French oak barriques in our cellar which lies
deep in the rock below our house. The ageing process continues for 2 years in wood and a further 12 months in the bottle.
Alcohol: 16,00% vol
Sugar: 1,7 G/L
Intense red ruby colour with garnet red rims. Pronounced notes of plum and black cherry, cloves and black pepper.
Smooth palate flavours of red cherries, plum and cloves. Balanced and fruity lingering aftertaste.
Seasoned meat dishes (spice, pepper). Stewed meats, game and roasted meats. Aged cheeses.
International cuisine suggestion: American BBQ, Gulasch, wild boar stew. Roasted lamb with garlic potatoes.
Franco Chiani’s “Italian Facebook”. From an idea of Camilla Rossi- Chauvenet and Franco Chiani.