Appellation: Controlled Designation of Origin
Town of production: Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
Grapes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14% by vol.
Yield in litres / hectare: 6000 litre/ha.
Growing method: Spur pruning (Cordon)
Harvest period: From the last ten days of September
Bottling: December of the following two years after the harvest.
Alcoholic Fermentation and Maceration: The destemmed grapes are not pressed in order to respect the integrity of the skins. During the alcoholic fermentation, the “punch-down” process is frequently carried out to facilitate the extraction of aromas, colour and tannins from the grape marcs. Once the maceration is done, after 10 to 14 days, we draw off the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are vinified with the stalks.
Malolactic fermentation and aging:After being drawn off, the wine is decanted and prepared for the malolactic fermentation which lasts about 10 days and takes place at a temperature of 22°C. The “Campo al Signore DOC is aged in 500-litre oak barrels; before release, it spends 6 months in the bottle.
Main analytical parameters
- Alcohol: 14% by vol.
- Total acidity: 5.80 g/l expressed as tartaric acid
- pH: 3.25
- Sugars: < 1 g/l
Description: Campo al Signore is a lifestyle, a philosophy. It is elegance, hard work, study and experimentation, reaching that perfection that in Bolgheri is called balance and tannic precision. The Cabernet Sauvignon, supported by the silkiness of Merlot and the colour and fruit of Petit Verdot, is a reflection of our way of thinking and our idea of great wine. Code word: Elegance.