A deep ruby red, powerful, with the scent of roses, ripe apricots and jams. Sweet and smooth; the wine holds 6% residual sugar and 16% alcohol. It is made by fermenting a small quantity of Aleatico grapes left to dry after vintage until late autumn. The wine is aged in steel vats and bottled 9 months after vintage. A red wine for meditation, perfect with pastry, dessert, and cigar. Aleatico has been famous since the Greek/Roman periods of history. More recently Napoleon favored Aleatico to encourage his spirits during exile on the island of Elba; one of the few places, like the Murgia hills in Apulia, where this same grape is successfully cultivated to this day.