C rafted from only the best Sangiovese grapes from our vineyards and dried for several months on reed mats in the appassitoio, the Occhio di Pernice ages for a decade and owes much of its special character to the madre, a century-old yeast, which is carefully protected by Avignonesi.
The grapes are laid out for a few months on straw mats in the “appassitoio” (drying room). They are then softly pressed and the must is transferred in “caratelli” (50-liter
oak casks) for a slow, natural fermentation with the aid of an indigenous yeast known as “madre”.
10 years in “caratelli” (50 liter oak asks)
98/100 - Wine Advocate
98/100 - Decanter
96/100 - Wine Spectator
100/100 - Wine Advocate
98/100 - WIne Spectator
94/100 - Vinous