The grapes come from selected vineyards harvested at the beginning of October, to get a level of maturation such to have a high sugar level and good alcohol content. Grapes are naturally dried on vines for about 15 days. During this period the 50% of their weight vaporizes. Withering is obtained cutting the grape shot but leaving the grapes on vines (Appassimento on vine). This gives the characteristic notes of ripe fruits, such as plums and raisins.
Intense purple colour, tending towards amber with ageing. The subsequent oak aging gives the pleasant notes of spices and vanilla. This wine has a very solid structure due to the elevated alcohol and the balance between soft tannins and acidity.