Cabernet Sauvignon “Villante”

Designation: Colli Piacentini DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)

Wine style: Dry red

Grape variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon – 10% merlot

Production area: Ziano (PC) – Near Martina – Near Rossago nuovo – southwestern exposure

Soil: Calcareous-clay – Altitude 250m a.s.l.

Training system: Simple Guyot – planting density 4000 vines/ha – yield 5.5 tons/ha

Harvest period: Merlot the last ten days of September / Cabernet Sauvignon the first ten days of October

Vinification, ageing and maturation: The carefully picked grapes are put in crates and then destemmed and fermented in contact with the skins in steel vats for two to three weeks, at a temperature of 20°C, with punching down twice a day. After fermentation the wine is racked into small oak casks where it remains for at least 12 months. Afterwards it is bottled and matured in the cellar for at least 12 months.

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Colour: Ruby red tending to garnet

Serving temperature: 17/18 C°

Food matching: Excellent with grilled red meat, game and roast meats. Also very good with medium-matured cheeses.

First year of production: 1993