The territory on which the village of Paciano stands was already inhabited in Etruscan-Roman times and since then, Etruscans cultivated wine in this area which is particularly ideal for the production of excellent wines.
With great passion Pernstich and Maffei families, cultivate Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese and Syrah vines on 7 hectares of clayey soil with excellent sun exposure.
From these vines is born our wine PACUS IGT (which is an Italian classification: “Indicazione Geografica Tipica” – Typical Geographical Indication), a balanced wine with a soft and harmonious taste.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 12 months in 225-liter French oak barrels
Aging: 12-18 months in bottle
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Serving temperature: 18 degrees
Features: A well-structured wine, with an intense ruby red color and aroma of berries, vanilla and spices, suitable for various pairings.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a French grape that represents Bordeaux wine, it is one of the most cultivated on the left bank of Gironde. It was born from the crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and not surprisingly it offers the best characteristics of both.
Spread all over the world and widely used in Italy with outstanding results, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a precious and refined wine, created to age with elegance. Thanks to its powerful tannins, the wine is characterized by a surprising structure.
Merlot is a black-skin grape variety, native to Gironde, in the South-West of France. Merlot is a perfect complement to Cabernet and Sangiovese. Excellent also when vinified alone, producing perfumed and elegant wines, with a typical hint of plum.
Merlot grape produces a wine with a ruby red color, more or less intense, with fruity aroma, and red flowers notes. The flavor is quite tannic, soft and full-bodied.
Sangiovese is the most important grape variety of central Italy, and is also one of the most famous Italian grape varieties in the world. Already cultivated by the ancient Etruscans, and used to produce, among others, Chianti, Montefalco Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino, it is famous for its violet scent.
Sangiovese grape variety produces an intense, tannic ruby-red wine, full bodied and balanced with a pleasant slightly bitter and fruity aftertaste. If aged, it releases considerably more refined tertiary aromas.
Syrah is a red berried grape having controversial origins. This grape is nowadays cultivated in almost every wine growing area of the world, even though its best results in Italy are cultivated in Tuscany – with the highest quality in D.O.C. Cortona, which is just few kilometers far from our farm.
The Syrah grape variety produces a red colored wine tending to purple. It is fruity and floral on the nose, with hints of red fruits and violet. On the palate it is dry, full bodied, tannic and moderately alcoholic.