Protected designation of origin
A wine that expresses itself gracefully, with delicate fruit and the energy of a very fresh mouth, marked by a sapid note born from the unusual soil of yellow sands.
A legacy from the sea that left behind fossils of shells and small sea creatures that even now enhance the aroma and the mouth of the wines. An expression of great immediacy, that is both austere and vibrant, protecting a slow yet distinct revelation of details.
The name pays tribute to the beautiful bee-eater birds that nest in the walls of sand present at I Sabbioni.
Denomination: Romagna Sangiovese Superiore
Place of production: Castiglione di Forlì
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Ampelographic base: Sangiovese in purity, blend of (large-grape) Romagna and (small-grape) Tuscan clones
Soil type: red clays and yellow sands (Messinian molasses)
Altitude: 90m above sea level
Number of plants per hectare: 6250
Growing system: Bilateral spurred cordon (8 productive buds per plant) Productivity: 1kg per plant
Harvesting method: by hand
Agricultural method: integrated, low environmental impact with use of organic fertilizers
Harvesting period: second ten days of September
Vinification: fermentation in steel at controlled temperature and average 20 days maceration
Aging: six months in steel and at least six in the bottle
Available bottle sizes: 0.75 litres