This Cru grows on the great valley of the River Arbia, in the southernmost part of the property. The soil, very distinctive and complex, originates from an ancient river terrace dating back to the Pliocene-Pleistocene epochs. These are silty deposits, little evidence of stone, with the presence of clay, a little limestone and poor in organic matter.
The grapes of CeniPrimo vineyard were hand-picked on October 12, 2019.
Fermentation temperature 24-27°C with daily punching. Duration of fermentation and maceration on the skins about 14-16 days.
22 months in 500-litre tonneaux of which 30% new and 70% second passage.
March 7, 2022.
Planted in: 1998
Surface Area: 6,35ha
Altitudine: 300 m s.l.m.
Density: 5952 plants/ha
Training: spurred cordon
Clones: Sangiovese VCR23, VCR5, R24
The 2018-2019 vintage followed yet another seasonal trend of its own. The autumn featured mild temperatures and slightly less rain than usual in that period of the year. Winter started off quite mild however January came with temperatures below zero and heavy snowfall at the end of that month. Spring began with rising temperatures, but in May these plummeted with lows below 7-8°C accompanied by daily rains. From early June, a fairly dry and warm period began, with maximum temperatures often above 35°C, but interspersed occasionally by short and intense rains.
Alcohol: 14% vol – Total acidity: 5.88 g/l
ph: 3,28 -Non-Reducing Extract : 27.53 g/l
Total Polyphenols (in Gallic acid ): 1964 mg/l