Marche Rosso I.G.T.


San Basso Estate

Very intense ruby red color with purple hints. Fresh and intriguing bouquet. Cherry and red fruits in the mouth, balanced tannins. Perfect as a happy hour wine, and amazing if paired with fish soup.
Serving temperature 15°/16°C.

  • First year of production: 2006
  • Number of bottles: 30,000
  • Grapes: Montepulciano 60%, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
  • Exposure and altitude: South-Est/ South-West, 200-250 meters a.s.l.
  • Soil: clayey
  • Training system: espalier system, spurred cordon
  • Yield/hectare: 10 tons
  • Grape harvest: from mid-September to the beginning of October, hand picking
  • Vinification: skin maceration of red grapes under controlled tempera- ture (not higher than 28°C).
  • Renement: 4 months in steel tanks. Further rening in bottle for at least 2 months
  • Alcohol: approx.13% vol.
  • Shelf Life: 3 – 4 years

The Estate contains land dedicated to younger vines situated in a natural environment of considerable value, which encompasses an area near the medieval towns of Ripatransone, Grottammare and Cossignano, and then descends into the valley of the river Tronto in the southern part of the Marche region. This land offers large wooded areas for habitat conservation and breathtaking scenery with deep ditches and snow-white limestone canyons, winding for 30 km until one reaches the stream called Fiobbo.  The typical microclimate of these “badlands” and woods make this an ideal environment for viticulture thanks to the intense day and then cool night temperature alterations. While providing natural shelter from the cold north winds offered by the cliffs, as well as the generous availability of rain water that pools downstream as a result of natural water and weather cycles, this complex ecosystem created by unique geography not only hosts a wide range of animal and plant species typical of the Mediterranean region but helps to define our authentic heritage that is based on indigenous bio-diversity.