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A red wine made from Montello DOC and Galli Asolani.
Production area:

Vineyard Virginia (locality S. Zenone degli Ezzelini). The moderate temperature fluctuations and the good exposure to the sun allow for excellent ripening of the grapes.
Altitude:

About 120 m. a.s.l.
Type of soil:

Fertile soil of a clay/limestone composition. Well-drained.
Training system:

Sylvoz and Guyot.
Plants per-hectare:

4000
Harvest period:

First ten days of October.
Wine Production method:

Pressing followed by maceration for 15 days. The wine is kept in stainless steel tanks and in oak barrels of 2,500 litres.
Refining:

8 months in bottles.
Characteristics:

Ruby red in colour. A strong fragrance with hints of wild fruit such as redcurrant and blueberry that mix well due to the storage in wooden casks. Its taste is smooth, delicate and inviting, a wine to re-discover.
Best served with:

An excellent accompaniment to starters with meat sauces; red meat dishes. Asolani cuisine: Pheasant with red Treviso Radicchio.
Serving temperature:

18° C
Technical details:

Alcohol: 12.5% vol. Acidity: 5 g/lt Net extract: 28 g/lt