Auxo has an intense ruby red color. On the nose it has lingering aromas of ripe fruit and berries, plums and red mulberries. The clear spicy note is reminiscent of black pepper and liquorice. The wine is warm and soft but balanced due to the substantial structure and pleasant tannins.
Auxo is made from Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Canaiolo grapes from the vineyards of Castelnuovo Magra, Ortonovo and Sarzana. The terroir has a stony, rich structure. The average age of the vines is about 30 years. The grapes are harvested by hand in mid to late September. This is followed by a 10 day maceration on the skins, after stretching, fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by maturation for 6 months in large oak barrels.
The name Lvnae is inspired by the city of Luni, an ancient Etruscan and Greek port, dedicated by the Greeks (Luna, for the Romans) to the goddess Selene. The first Luna settlement was founded by the Romans in 177 BC. Lvnae Bosoni's wine production is rooted in the ancient history of this country and its peoples, the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, from whom it inherited a great wine tradition.
The area of Colli di Luni is the easternmost corner of the region (see photos), located between the Gulf of La Spezia and the Apuan Alps, only 11 km from the sea as the crow flies. This privileged position provides a unique microclimate where the alternating action of the sea and the mountain breeze, depending on whether it is day or night, creates the perfect conditions for the cultivation of vines and the production of excellent wines.