Appelation: PGI Puglia Rosso.
Grape varieties: Montepulciano (30%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Primitivo (20%), Susumaniello (10%).
Bottle size: 1 litre.
Soil composition: sandstone and pelite soil, very rich of fine gravel, sand and small cobblestone; very rich of humus. The clay layer and silt give soil a good water content, drained from cobblestone and gravel. This soil came from carbonatic land orogenesis, called “fossa bradanica”.
Vine training system: free standing espalier (controspalliera libera in Italian), from Rudolf Steiner’s book “The philosophy of freedom”.
Vineyard area: 19 hectares cultivated according to the criteria of Synergistic Agriculture and ICEA Organic Farming.
Density of vines per hectare: 4’545 plants per ha.
Average age of vines: 22 years.
Yield per hectare: 9,5 tons per ha.
Harvesting: hand-picking grapes, first week of October.
Alcohol by volume: 13,5 % vol.