S A L T A P I C C H I O M a r c h e S a n g i o v e s e

Grapes: Sangiovese.
Vineyard: About 1.5 hectares, aspected southwest on clayey soils.Vine density is 3,600 per hectare, trained to the short-pruned Guyot system.
Harvest: Hand picked in late September, with a vineyard yield of 50-60 ql. (5-6 tons) per hectare.
Vinification: After a lengthy maceration on the skins, the wine matures for 14-16 months in new or one-year-old barriques; it is then bottled and given a minimum of six months’ bottle-ageing before release.

Notes: Elegant, delicate aromas are the hallmark of Saltapicchio, as is the rich, velvety complement of its sweets tannins; these qualities make for a superb example of Marche Sangiovese.
Although traditionally paired with classic red-meat dishes, Saltapicchio will complement any hearty traditional Italian recipe.