appellation : Colli Euganei Rosso DOC
grape var. : Merlot 60%, Cabernet 35%, Barbera 5%
exposure and altitude : South, South-West between 93 / 185 meters above sea level
vineyard location : Baone “Castello hill” and “Cecilia hill”
vine per hectare : 5600-1666 plants
age of the vine : from 10 to 42 years old
yield per vine : 1,2 kg
vinification : The grapes are destemmed and partially crushed, then fermented partly in steel and partly in an oak barrel-shaped vat. Fermentation is spontaneous, without added yeast, and maceration lasts about 16 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the barriques.
aged : 24 months maturation, 12 in barriques, 6 in 50 hl oak barrel-shaped vat, 6 in the bottle.
bottling : June
analysis for Calaóne 2011
alcohol content : 15% by vol
residual sugars : 2 g/l
total acidity : 5,6 g/l
total SO2 : 28 milligrams/ liter
average production : 15.000 bottles, 240 magnum, 20 double magnum