Winery: Azienda Agricola Giovanna Madonia a Bertinoro
Region: Emilia Romagna
Locale: Villa Modonia, Bertinoro (Romagna)
Site: Planted in 1993-94, Albarello (head-pruned), 6500 plants per hectare. Clay-calcareous soils. Vineyard covers 6 hectares. Yields 45 hectoliters per hectare. Altitude 300 meters. Exposition SW.
Grapes: Sangiovese “in purezza”, hand picked in two passes to select the best and ripest grapes.
Fermentation and Aging: Soft destemming/crushing. Fermented in stainless steel vats at a maximum of 30ºC. Additional maceration only when the quality of the vintage gives fully ripe skins and seeds. Aged in 70% stainless steel, 30% second-passage barriques for 8 to 12 months. Refined in the bottle for an additional 6+ months.