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Il Roccafiore

Umbria Sangiovese IGT

Grape variety: 100% large berry sangiovese, from sustainable farming
Vineyards specifications: vines planted in 1999 with guyot training system, east/south-east exposure, white clay and limestone soils
Plant density and yield: 6.500 plants/hectare with a production of 1,1 kg of grapes per plant (70 quintals/hectare)
Harvest: totally hand-picked in the last week of September

Winemaking: the grapes are gently destemmed and pressed, the skin maceration lasts 10/12 days and the fermentation takes place with wild yeast in stainless steel tank, where temperatures are strictly controlled, followed by the racking and the malolactic fermentation
Ageing: 24 months in neutral large barrels of Slavonian oak and, after being bottled, it refines at the least 6 months in the bottle

Color: brilliant and intense red ruby colour
Aromas: tones of ripe plums, small red fruits, tobacco, liquorice
Taste: good structure, extremely elegant and clean, fine tannins, excellent expression of grape variety and territory

Contains sulfites