Only the finest grapes from their estate vineyards are selected for the Riserva. Fermentation takes place on the skins in small stainless steel tanks. To help round out the wine while retaining optimal acidity and freshness, all of the juice underwent a secondary natural malolactic fermentation- half in stainless steel and the other half in neutral French oak. (10 months in French oak casks and small barrels with only 10% new oak. The wine underwent an additional 12 months of bottle maturation prior to release.