Cherry aromas melt with sweet vanilla notes from ageing in oak barrels. On the palate it is full, powerful and intense with a light and soft tannins with a long, mouthfilling finish.
Try with roast lamb or meaty pasta dishes in a tomato sauce.
The farming co-operative, La Guardiense, was founded over 60 years ago by 33 farsighted, collaborative farmers. Today membership has grown to nearly 1,000, but still only managing a total of about 1,500 hectares meaning that the fruit comes from a large selection of very small family owned vineyards.
The winery is situated in the Santa Lucia area of Guardia Sanframondi in the very heart of the southern Italian province of Benevento.
Careful selection of the grapes, picked by hand using 5kg crates. The grapes are macerated on the skins for 18 days with pumping over in stainless steel tanks. A malolactic fermentation is then made in 500lt barrels and aged in Tronçais and Alliers barrels for 6 months, bottled 2 years after the harvest.