"Vino passito" of great character, it is the result of meticolous work in both the vineyard and the cellar. The long drying period of the grapes, coupled with an emphasis on quality control, makes the "appassimento" a peculiar step in the making of this wine.

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
Training:Simple Guyot
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.

Tenuta Stefano Graidi
Via Colli 7/8 - 62020
Serrapetrona (MC) Italia
Tel: +39 0733 908329