Very rigid winter days with temperatures often below zero (minimum registered: -11°C 5th January), until March. April and May were quite rainy with average temperatures around 11-12° degrees. The growing phase of the grape-vine started again with the opening of the buds taking place at the end of April, the flowering took place regularly in the month of May. The summer months were mild (20°C-24°C) with scarce rainfall. Then, around the 20th August, there was a net turnabout: warm, sunny days marked the last decade of the month, all September and the first fortnight in October. A set of much longed-for factors making it possible for the grapes to reach a perfect maturation.
The harvest started in the beginning of September with Merlot followed by Sangiovese as from 20th September.
Blend Sangiovese with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation temperature 28-31° C
Post-fermentation maceration 19 days
Maturation 18 months in 2/3 new barriques
Awards 96/100 WineSpectator 2009, USA
92/100 Falstaff 2009, Austria
Silver Medal Best in Class 2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition, UK