Denomination: Serrapetrona DOC
Grape Variety: Vernaccia Nera
Vineyard: Vigna Piccola, Vigna Cognoli and Vigna Colli
Training: simple Guyot
Harvest: Second or third decade of October, by hand, after a summer thinning
Vinification: Destemming and pressing of the grapes, 15 day fermentation in steel tanks with automatic churning at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C
Aging: 6 months in steel tanks, 18 months in 25hl oak barrels, further 6 months in the bottle
Alcohol content: (average) 13% vol.
Production: (average) 15.000 bottles
Characteristics: Deep ruby red colour. E legant hints of black cherries and woodland brush, followed by wild strawberries and blueberries. Final notes of bay leaves and mulberry. Elegant taste, mix of spices such as black pepper and red fruit, strong minerality. Fully embodies the strong traits of the Vernaccia Nera
Food pairings: The best pairing is with grilled meats, perfect even with ragù, cold and red meat, semi-matured cheeses such as scamorza, pecorino or Parmigiano Reggiano
Advice: Serve in a wide calice (e.g. Ballon) at a temperature of 16-18° C.