450 mt. s.l.m.; Guyot; 4500 plants per hectare.
Grassing and green manure of different plants.
Parasiticidal treatment with copper and sulphur.
The grapes are harvested by hand and removed from the stalks.
The fermentation lasts two weeks at a controlled temperature. Permanency in temperature-controlled tanks.
Aging in bottle for at least 6 months before the selling
Clear, ruby red with garnet reflections. Intense and quite complex. It brings notes of mature red fruit, prune and marasca cherry; a slight vegetal hint but intense floral notes of red rose and shades of wild rose. Spicy hints of black pepper, tobacco and leather. It gives a dry, warm and soft mouthfeel. Quite fresh and savory, tannic but smooth. It’s a full-bodied wine, round, intense and quite persistent.
Perfect for succulent and fatty dishes, savory, spiced too and with a bitterish tendency. For example, a grilled sliced beef, ovine ragu or, following Apulia tradition, an oven baked timballo with lamb and cardoons. Amazing pairing with rotisserie chicken.
Scottona alla brace