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Classification: DOC (1966) DOCG (1980)
Area: Comprised of slopes reaching 250 to 600 meters of altitude around the town of Montepulciano between the Orcia and Chiana rivers.
Description: Intense maroon turning to orange with age.
Type: Dry still
Taste: Slightly tannic, dry and harmonious.
Aroma: Delicate and intense, of violets.
Alcohol: 12% – 13.5%
Aging: Aged 2 years in Slavonian barrels and refined in the botttle for at least 6 months, starting January 1st following vintage.
Food: Red meat, roast beef, venison, game, and poultry.
Temperature: Serve at 64° – 67° Fahrenheit, 18° – 20° Celsius.