80% rossese / 20% syrah
Grapes from: Cervo
Aspect: South / southwest
Vineyard age: 6 years
Training system: Spurred cordon
Elevation: 200 m.
Soil: silty / clay / limestone
Yield/ha: 50 quintals
Vineyard density: 6,000 vines/ha
80% rossese and 20% syrah (from Cervo), blended prior to fermentation.
After de-stemming, the grapes are moved to a vat where the temperature is kept at 6-8° C, using a heat exchanger. 48 hours of pre-fermentative cold maceration follows, then the temperature is raised to about 18° C and fermentation is started by ambient yeasts, which lasts a further 72 hours.
The wine is then de-vatted to used tonneaux of various woods for micro-aeration, maturation and malolactic fermentation.
At this point it is returned to steel vats, undergoes light filtration and is bottled.
Ambient yeasts. 5,000 bottles of IGT wine.
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