The grapes are left in small wooden crates form 5 to 6 months. The grapes are then pressed. Fermentation is carried out in steel vats for 25 to 35 days. The wine is then transferred to oak barrels where it is left to mature for at lest 3 years.
Alteo is a full-bodied, elegant wine with a warm, inviting bouquet of dried fruit, black pepper, coffee, liquorice and vanilla. On the palate it is soft, velvety, and substantial. The elegance, slight sweetness and volume are the surprising features of this wine. The finish is long with an aftertaste of liquorice.