The La Casuccia vineyard covers 12.58 hectares, of which almost half were planted in 1978; the remainder were planted in 2007 to a density of 5,300 vines per hectare. The elevation ranges from 480m to the 526m reached by the vines at Adine. Soils are fairly consistent throughout, with calcareous clay predominant. The vines are vertically trellised to the single Guyot system over 8.04ha, with the open lyre system being used for the remaining 4.54ha. The vineyard is sub-divided into 17 lots, all planted with those traditional varieties that are allowed by the production protocol. One lot is planted with Merlot, from which derives a wine produced only in exceptional years, in very limited quantities. The first vintage was bottled in 1985.
Deep, very luminous ruby red. Multi-layered, full-volumed nose of fruit, ranging through wild cherry, tobacco leaf, black liquorice, and mint. Equally superb richness and elegance in the mouth, excelling in depth and balance of all components, including the tannins.