Passo dei Caprioli – Toscana Rosso I.G.T.

Production Area:Montalcino
Mixed Grapes: 70% Sangiovese Grosso, 30% Merlot
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
Vines/hectare: 45hectolitres
Altitude: 500 metres
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
Production Process: Manual harvest. alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperature (26°C) for about 10-12 days on the skins. malolactic fermenta- tion in steel vats
Organoleptic Properties: Colour – ruby red with violet reflections; Bouquet –scent of plum jam and soft fruit; Taste – soft, fresh and mildly structured
Alcoholic Gradation: 13,0% VOL
Serving temperature:  18°C
Pairings: Salami, first courses (also vegetable-based first courses),red meat