Villa Donoratico - 2016
Merlot was harvested a bit earlier than usual, starting from September 9th and ending the 27th of the same month. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah were harvested on the last two weeks of September. Finally, Cabernet Sauvignon was regularly harvested from the 23rd of September to October 10th.
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Cabernet Franc
10% Petit Verdot
The grapes are hand-picked and selected on a double sorting table. The whole grapes fall into tanks below by force of gravity. All the varieties were produced separately. Fermentation and maceration occurred in stainless steel tanks for about 20-25 days at a controlled temperature not above 28 ˚C. The wine was then put into 225-liter barrels made of French oak; here the malolactic fermentation was completed. The aging process lasted 12 months in oak barrels and at least another 10 months in bottles.