Viandante is our boldest creation, a wine of structure and poise modelled on the great vintages of Bordeaux, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with an important Merlot supporting act. The varieties may be international, but the lakeside terroir exerts a strong influence and makes this a distinctly Umbrian variation on the theme.
Dark ruby with violet tinge, complex and lifted nose of cigar box, blackcurrant leaf and crunchy morello cherry. Distinctively spicy, earthy (goudron) and vibrant on the palate with muscular, yet fine-grained and enveloping tannins. Sophisticated and savoury, impressively long finish.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Passignano sul Trasimeno
320 - 380 metres above sea level
Sub-acid sandstone massif
Bush with three branches.
Single guyot with 4 to 5 buds.
10,000 with drip irrgation
Merlot, mid September - Cabernet early october
3,000 to 5,000 litres non-lined concrete vats with temperature control
225l French oak barriques (from different forests)
14 months in barriques, 8 months of bottle refinement before release