- FIRST VINTAGE: 2000
Corvina e Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 10%, Croatina 7%, altre 3%.
- YIELD PER PLANT:
- VINTAGE CLIMATE:
Regular season until the end of July, after some very hot days the weather changed and we had a lot of rain in the first two weeks of August and almost everyday we had some rain until September 15th. The harvest was a little complicated, but we had reduced the grapes during the summer to avoid infections, so the result is better than expected.
- WINEMAKING TECHNICS:
This wine borns from the idea of producing the Amarone in as most natural and traditional way as possible, starting first from an obsessive grapes selection.
The second selection is done at the moment of pressing, after 100 days from the harvest, when four or five people descart the singol grape if not perfctly healthy. The soft pressing done by feet, leave the dry stems in to have some tannins more and the fermentation is with indigenus yeasts at not controled temperature in a oak conical fermenting vat. We do daily “follature” by hand untill the natural slow down of the natural fermentation in few months. This wine rests at least 3 years in a not toasted barrel of 700 l. (I bought an artigianl barrel done with oak bended by steam to avoid the interference of toasting)
It is not filtred, not clarifieted, we only wash the barrel twice in 3 years.
Bottled in January 2009.
- ENOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Alcohol: 16,9 % vol
Total acidity: 7.10