The hills surrounding the town of Pesaro, situated in the north of the Marches Region, are areas characterized by great ancient history, traditions and memories connected to famous aristocratic families such as Da Montefeltro, Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere.
Those hills, made up of sand, tuff and clay, have vineyards located in the middle of cultivated lands and woodlands, where the spring florescence gives a positive connotation to this area.
The grapevine assimilates the essence of this terroir enriching the grapes with substances which give the wine its strong personality.
The following wine is born on those hills:
SANT’ANDREA IN VILLIS 2012
Colli Pesaresi Sangiovese Doc
Sant’Andrea in Villis is a little village hidden among hills; and this vineyard is situated along those hillsides which slope to the valley below. Thanks to the south/east exposure the sunlight is long-lastingand the hill just above protects the vineyard from the harsh Northern weather. The hot and humid sirocco and the south-west hot dry libecciobring the ripening of the Sangiovese grapes to the best completion while blowing over the vineyard.
Ruby red colour with maroon tinges. It smells like red fruit, blackberry, currant, plum jam, juniper berry, and then minerality in perfume of humus, brushwood, wet soil. Toasted dried fruit,macis (nutmeg) and tobacco. When tasted it is soft with elegant, non-bitter tannins which, if balanced by proper alcoholicity, make this wine harmonious with long aromatic persistence and spicy flavours.
GRAPE BLENDING: Sangiovese 100%
PRODUCTION AREA: Area of Sant’Andrea in Villis
TYPE OF SOIL: Tuff, Sand, Loam
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon
YIELD PER HECTARE: 4-6 Tons
WINEMAKING: Maceration of the skins 15-20 days
WINE MATURATION: Barriquesfor 12 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14 % VOL.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,60 Gr/L