Red Wine of Ageing
For the production of the Dedo, we selected 1,3 hectare of hillside land, exposure North/East, at an altitude of 350 metres. The grapes Merlot and Cabernet Franc are harvested and selected by hand at different times and vinified separately. The fermentation of the must is temperature controlled, leaving the skins in contact with the fermenting juices for several days. The remontages in this phase are frequent, to ensure a better extraction of the fruit. The soft pressing of the pomace is followed by another slow fermentation. Only after this stage the blending takes place, and the two wines complete the fermentation together gaining in harmony right from the start. The Dedo then undergoes a maturation in new barriques. After three months of barriques maturation, the wine is bottled and left to mature in our tufa soil caves, at the naturally constant temperature of 15 °C for a further six months prior to release. Dedo is a full bodied and very elegant red wine, displaying the generous fruity flavour of the Merlot grape and the spicyness of Cabernet Franc. We recommend to serve the Dedo at 18 - 20 °C, it is especially delicious with roasts but accompanies perfectly all red meats. Ideal also with medium mature cheeses, cold cuts and salami.