It is a rosé from Sangiovese (75%) and Montepulciano (25%) grapes from our 10-year old vineyards hand-picked into little boxes. The fruit are left to macerate on the skins for 24 hours. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in small steel vats and once finished, the wine is aged for 6 months sur lies with batonnage every 15 days.
Octavum it is the name from ancient times used to indicate agricultural settlements (therefore not real towns) and indicated the distance in miles from the "capital", Colli del Tronto is in fact 8 miles from Ascoli Piceno.
From the "onion skin" color Octavum is a dry rosé, complex on the nose and with good structure and roundness, fresh acidity, minerality and a soft tannin finish. On the label the graffiti Almost Velvet by Andrea Tarli, writer from Ascoli.