Bascià Rosso d’Italia

Blend of the most typical grapes of Salento, hand harvested slightly overripened. Aged in French oak barrels, its bouquet is intense and complex. Smooth and very well-structured, it has a long finish that makes it ideal to pair with rich first courses, red meats and game.

PRODUCTION AREA

Salento, Puglia. Vines are grown at an altitude of around 100 m above sea level. Medium/high temperature in summer, with good evapotranspiration. The soil is clayey, thin and full of rocks.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Hand-harvest of slightly overripe grapes. Destemming and crushing followed by cold soak maceration at 8°C for 24-48 hours. Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days with autochthonous yeasts at 24-26°C. Final drawing off with soft pressing machines. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then in French oak barrels for 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red colour with purple reflections, intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes of prune and red jam and spicy scent of vanilla and licorice. Intense on the palate, full-bodied and soft with a long aftertaste.

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