The full potential of the Sangiovese grape finds new expression in a wine inspired by the great traditions of its place of origin. ‘Cultus Boni’ brings together the quality of the Sangiovese grape, its dominant component, with the expressiveness of the Colorino, Ciliegiolo and Merlot varieties.
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This has been a very complex growing season. September was variable, warm but with cool nights, always good for the finer aromatic components of Sangiovese. Small crop, excellent quality.
Harvest period: 15th September - 8th October
Intense ruby red color, elegant balsamic notes mixed with flower, cherry, liquorice and chocolate. Warm on the palate, but extremely pleasant, with great harmony between its full mouthfeel and its fresh finish.
Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
Location: Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. slm Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 10-35 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape: Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Mammolo, Fogliatonda, Malvasia Nera, Sanforte, Pugnitello
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes from the chosen locations
Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the variety
Ageing: 24 months in casks of varying sizes and barriques of French oak
No. of bottles produced: 7.000
Alcoholic content (%): 14,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Roasted meats, game and cheese