WSI93+ Grown at high altitude in Chianti Classico (approximately 1,800 feet above sea level), this Merlot from Podere Ciona is remarkably clear in style and tension, with stinging, bright red fruits, subtle smoky notes, and a firm-bodied lushness that befits exceptional Merlot. This decadent, feminine wine is one of our favorites and if you should find one of the few available bottles, it is a wine not to be missed! 92% Merlot, 8% Alicante Bouschet. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Extended post- fermentation maceration on the skins for 20–25 days. 18 months in the barrel. 10+ months in the bottle.