Denomination: IGT Passito Marche Rosso
Grape Variety: 100% Vernaccia Nera
Vineyard: Vigna Croce and Vigna La Fonte, both under the domain of the town of Serrapetrona
Harvest: Second decade of October, by hand, after a summer thinning
Vinification: Traditional “appassimento”, destemming and pressing of the grapes, 15 day fermentation in steeltanks at a controlled temperature of 24-26° C.
Aging: 36 months in oak wood and 12 months in the bottles
Alcohol content: (average) 14% vol.
Production: (average) 5.000 bottles
Characteristics: Ruby red colour with purple hues. I nitialaromas reminiscent of dried fruits and flowers, coupled with plums and marasca cherries. Followed by spiced notes, with a finale of tobacco and chocolate. Soft and velvety taste, well balanced, with enhanced elegance and persistence.
Food pairings: Great meditation wine, excellent if served on its own. Special when paired with blue-veined cheese, chocolate desserts, red fruit tarts and traditional dried biscuits.
Advice: Serve in a calice at a temperature of 16-17° C, ensuring that the bottle is opened at least an hour before.