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 September 27, 2020.
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.
December 20, 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
Autumn was very rainy and quite cold. Winter was mild and not particularly rainy. Spring therefore continued with average temperatures and scarce rainfall. What characterized the summer of 2020 was the almost total absence of precipitation, with a total of about 30 mm. No particular vegetative difficulties of the plants were observed in this period, thanks to a careful management of the vineyards and soils. Finally, the month of October displayed all its typical characteristics: lower temperatures during the night, an alternation of rainy and sunny days, which however have allowed an end of the harvest with excellent grape quality.
Alcohol: 14.50% vol – Total acidity: 5.83 g/l
ph: 3.18 -Non-Reducing Extract : 26.82 g/l
Total Polyphenols (in Gallic acid ): 2391 mg/l