Contrario represents a new way of interpreting the Sagrantino grape, cultivated and vinified in to obtain a young and enjoyable, fresher and very drinkable wine. Less tannic and very elegant as compared to the classic Sagrantino.
This wine ages in stainless steel vats for 12 months, and then is assembed and clarifed in cement vats for 3 months, followed by bottle ageing for 4 months.
Contrario shines with dense ruby red colour, a rich and intense nose, featuring fruits with marked notes of cherry, wild berries and citrus. Subtle scents of aromatic herbs. Elegant and fresh on the palate, very persistent and fruity finish.
THIS WINE NEEDS A FEW HOURS OR 1 DAY OF DECANTING! The cherry nose and balsamic quality is greatly enahnce when you give this wine some time.
Grape varietal: 100% Sagrantino.
First vintage: 2008.
Yield per hectare: 50 hL / ha.
Harvest: last week of September, grapes are hand-picked.
Vinification: by gravity feed; fermentation in contact with the skins for 15-20 days at a temperature of 25°C; spontaneous clarification without filtration.
Ageing: in stainless steel vats for 18 months; assembling and clarifying in cement vats for 3 months; bottle ageing for at least 6 months.
Tasting notes: dense ruby red colour. A rich and intense nose, featuring fruits with marked notes of citrus and wild berries. Subtle scents of aromatic herbs. Elegant and fresh on the palate. Very persistent and fruity finish.
Accompanies: this is a wine that can be enjoyed with all courses of a meal. It goes well with pork cold cuts and cheese, with flavoursome first courses, legume soups and main courses of poultry and red meat. Ideal accompaniment to semi-matured cheeses.
Best period for drinking: a wine that can be consumed immediately, but continues to age in the bottle for several years.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18°C (60.8 - 64.4°F).
Size: 750 mL bottle.