Red wine I.G.T. “Collina del Milanese”.
This great wine was produced to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Franco Riccardi, Olympic Champion Sword 1928, 1932, 1936 and founder of the Azienda Nettare dei Santi
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.
Planting system: guyot
density: 4500 plants/hectar
Achieved an excellent ripeness, the grapes are selected and harvested in small boxes (approximately 5kg).
Transported to the winery, they are placed in a suitable withering room where they remain for about three months. In the month of December they are gently de-stemmed.
The classic red fermentation takes place in steel vats of 70 hl, where, with targeted and repeated rimontagli, the skins are brought into contact with the must-wine for at least a fortnight in order to move all the characteristics (color, flavor, tannin ), present in the dried grapes, in the future wine.
Aging takes place for about six months in oak barrels (barriques) and then in small steel tanks.
Alcohol content: 14°
Colour: Intense ruby red with possible purple hues
pleasant, characteristic, ethereal, intense and persistent with herbaceous and fruity notes
full, robust, spicy, austere but velvety and harmonious, slightly herbaceous with hints of cherry, dried fruit and licorice, rightly tannic
first courses seasoned with tasty sauces, grilled meat, red meat dishes, game and aged cheese
at the producer 12 months, suitable for a long aging to 5 - 6 years
Serving temperature: 6° - 8°C
Production: 7.000 bottles (only in years where the grapes reach excellent ripeness)