The vineyards are located in the village
of Monte Porzio Catone, south of Rome. For the production
of this wine, we have devoted 0,5 hectare of hillside
land to the Pinot Nero grape, at an altitude of 350
metres. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand
and the fermentation of the must is temperature controlled,
leaving the skins in contact with the fermenting juices
for several days. The remontages in this phase are frequent,
to ensure a better extraction of the fruit. The soft
pressing of the pomace is followed by another slow fermentation,
before the wine undergoes it maturation in new barriques.
After three months of barrique maturation, the wine
is bottled and left to mature in our tufa soil caves,
at the naturally constant temperature of 15 °C for a
further nine months prior to release. "Regina Vitae"
is a full bodied red wine, deeply coloured with fruity
and floral aromas. On the palate it is dry, with a great
persistence and a good length on the finish. We recommend
it to be served at the temperature of 18 - 20 °C with
richly sauced pasta dishes, red meats, roasts, game
and matured cheeses.