ALFEO BOLGHERI ROSSO SUPERIORE D.O.C.
HARVEST : first to third week of September
GRAPE TYPE : 60% Merlot; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Cabernet Franc
VINEYARD AND SOIL CHARACTERISTICS : Name of the Wineyard: Lamentano (hill side Bolgherese road, Grattamacco sea side Hill) Area : 2 ha. Exposition : south-west Altitude: 60-120 m on the sea level Soil: muddy clay with structure and grave Growing style: double-cordon Plant density: 6250 plants /ha Yield per hectare: 70 q.li Yield per plant: 1,5 kg/plant
VINIFICATION : Manually harvested. Maceration and fermentation start at a controlled temperature in cement wine vats for 18 days. Malolactic fermentation take place in French oak barrique. Aging sur lie in french barrique of 2nd and 3rd year for 12 months. Elevage in bottle for 12 months
WINE CHARACTERISTICS: Colour : deep ruby red, almost impenetrable with light garnet red reflections. Aroma : wide, elegant, rich of ripe fruit, little dark brushwood fruits mixted with fresh spices; cinnamon, clove, liquorice, anise, dark pepper. Flavour : Smooth, big volume and structure, sweet and dence tannin balanced with the acid structure of the wine. Long and intense aftertaste of little red and dark fruits together with spices notes.
Alcohol content: 14 / 14,5°
Temperature of serve : 18°C