Cervio – Sant’Antimo D.O.C.
Production Area: Montalcino
Mixed Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terrain: The soil formed through several geological eras and now has got a wide variety of minerals; there are areas rich in limestone mixed up with sand made by schist of limestone and clay. mostly clayey areas and less sandy. areas formed thanks to sediment tran- sport (alluvium)
Growing system: Spurred cordon with dug soil
Density: 3500 vines/hectare
Altitude: 500 metres
Pairings: Grilled red meats.
Production Process: Manual harvest. alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperature (less than 26°C) for about 10 days on the skins. malolactic fer- mentation in steel vats. Refining in 225-500 lt French oak barrels. Further refining in bottles for a period of 4 months before the sale
Microclimate: The climate is typically mediterrane- an, with showers concentrated in autumn and spring. The middle hill area is frequently windy, which is ide- al to keep the vines healthy. The climate is generally mild, with a high rate of sunny days during the whole vegetative phase: these conditions guarantee a gra- dual and complete ripening of the grapes
Organoleptic Properties:Colour – intense ruby red; Bouquet – elegant, lingering, with hints of spi- ces; Taste – lingering, well-balanced, with a long and complex finish
Alcoholic Gradation: 14,5% VOL
Serving temperature:/strong> 20°C