100% Frappato from 60-year-old vines grown in deep sand over a layer of tufo. Naturally fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 20-hectolitre cement tank with 30 days of maceration on its skins. The wine is then aged in the same cement tank for 22 months. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
‘This historic contrada, a term used to refer a small district of the countryside, is located beyond Serra San Bartolo ridge; historically it has always produced very elegant wines thanks to a deep layer of marine sand (50-60 cm), with little presence of limestone rocks on the surface. Our Chiusa di Pettineo vines are nearly 60 years old. Originally planted in a head trained or albarello system from which the previous owner then transformed into a trellised system, now with the vines climbing between the trellises into monumental heights. The wines of the Pettineo are usually fruit-driven with a more silky tannin yet possessing quite lively acidity.’ 2700 bottles produced.