It is the most representative wine of the estate…
Campoleone is a red IGT from Umbria and is the primary wine of the estate. It is composed of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot produced from vineyards located within the area of Lake Trasimeno, in Umbria.
A small portion of the vineyards was planted in the 1970’s while the majority have been recently planted with a density of 5.500 plants per hectare and the yield per plant is never over 1 kilogram of fruit.
Maceration on the skins took place over eighteen days. Following the malolactic fermentation, completely taking place in french barrique, the wine was allowed to rest another twelve months in the same barrique, keeping the two varieties completely separate. Following this period of ageing in barrique, the cuvée was assembled, the wine bottled and allowed to rest another 6 months in the cellar.
Long-term aging, elegant and complex red wine of solid structure.
Deep ruby red, the bouquet is very large with notes of cassis and plum, violet, tobacco, leather with a balsamic and slightly spicy background.
Tannins are ripe and cozy and the finish is long and persistent.
Perfect with red meat roasts, game , strong cheeses and chocolate. –