DUODECIM: from a Latin word meaning DODICI, these are the twelve hours during which the must remains in contact with the skins. Fragrant and fresh, it presents elegant notes of rose, violet, cherry, pomegranate. Velvety yet full and with some mineral notes, it perfectly combines smoothness with a fresh taste. DUODECIM is a rosé wine but because of its body it looks like a red wine. It enchants with its harmony and persistence. He prefers tasty foods, such as stuffed eggplant, spaghetti with sea urchins, and seafood lasagna. Perfect with Pizza Margherita.  

Designation: Salento IGP
Grape varieties: Negroamaro
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Oenologist: Goffredo Agostini – Gruppo Matura
Agronomists: Stefano Dini and Dario Ceccatelli, Gruppo Matura

Tasting notes

Colour: bright claret.
Bouquet: a bouquet of delicate floral scents, from the elegant notes of rose and violet to the fruity undertones of cherry, pomegranate and raspberry.
Flavour: velvety,
yet full-flavoured and with some mineral notes, it perfectly combines roundness with a fresh taste. A really stylish and harmonic early termer.

Vineyard Characteristics

Production zone: Seclì (Lecce)
Year of planting: 2005
Exposure: east
Altitude: 76 MSL
Soil type: medium-textured, with higher proportions of clay
Plant density: 4000-4500 plants per ha.
Training system: spurred cordon (m 2,2 x 1)
Vintage period: mid-September
Method of harvesting: hand picking in small baskets.
Grape yield: 12 t/ha
Wine yield: 90 hl/ha

Vinification and aging

Pressing: crusher/destemmer
Fermentation: stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 16°C
Fermentation time: 15 days
Maceration with skin contact:12 hours
Ageing containers: steel
Aging: 4 months in steel tanks.

92/100 Austria
Daniele Cernilli:
94/100 Italy
Gambero Rosso​:
Tre bicchieri Italy

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