GRAPES: Malvasia Nera 100%
Altitude: 300 m a.s.l.
Vineyards: from Vigna della Scuola, a 1.7ha vineyard on the Montechiaro estate with south-west exposition
Soil: mixed sand and clay with limestone
Harvest: manual harvest in small crates, late September
Fermentation: slow fermentation of 20 days with 18 days of maceration of the skins
Ageing: 18 months in new French tonneaux barrels of oak
Reﬁning: brief bottle refinement before market release
Color: Very intense ruby colour.
Nose: Complex and elegant, with fruited recognitions of blackberries, raspberries and plums, tobacco, chocolate and balsamic notes.
IGT Rosso Arteliquida - Montechiaro
Made from just a single and uncommon Tuscan varietal, Malvasia Nera, that was traditionally used in red wine blends, this delicate and elegant red wine expresses dark fruit flavors combined with a smooth and lasting complexity and body gained from spending 18 months in French oak barrels.