It’s the proof our territory can give its interpretation to international grapes. It is silk-smooth, it has great richness and intensity and an enjoyable long progression with a marvelous finish. For such an important wine we chose the name of the first official biography of Saint Francis, the Saint Bonaventura work, a testimony that has left its mark in our history and our territory.
Classification: Umbria I.G.T.
Grape varieties: 60% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average production per year: 5000
Altitude of the vineyards: 300 metres a.s.l.
Soil typology: stony soil of medium texture
Training system: Spurred cordon
Production per hectare: 60 Q.li
Planting density: 4000 plants per hectar
Harvest period: In two steps, Merlot during the second decade of september and Cabernet Sauvignon at the beginning of october
Maturation and aging: Merlot and Cavernet Sauvignon are matured separated in 225 Lt. French sessile oak casks for 8 months, 6 months refinising
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Colour: Intense ruby-red
Nose: Tones of red fruits like black cherry, plum and blackcurrant followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, vanilla and cocoa
Palate: Full and elegant in the tones of red fruits, the finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, spice and blackcurrant
Food Pairing: A “legend wine”. Perfect with truffle, fowl, boiled and braised meat, also cooked in the same wine, served with soft fruits. Suggested pairing with calf fillet served with blacl truffle fondue. For winter dishes, when outside is snowing and we need an excellent wine to taste in a large stem glass. For real wine lovers!
Ideal service temperature: 16-18°C in big glass
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