Grape variety SCHIOPPETTINO 100% (Native Variety)
Age of vines 21-32 years old
Vineyard aspects East facing
Vine cultivation system Guyot
Yield per hectare 70 q
Harvest period September
Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine
Notes Evolutionary Wine.The production is available in the best vintages only. 1Kg of grapes will yield circa 0.5 L of wine.
Average annual quantity 2.700 (0,75 l), 380 (1,5 l)
Aging In French oak barrels for 18-24 months.
Dati tecnici Acidity: 5.7 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 32.4 gr/l
Evolutionary peak from Approx. 8 - 10 years after the harvest
Vineyard name Rocca Bernarda (Terraced Hillside)
Vineyard altitude155 m a.s.l.
Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")
Vine density per hectare 4.500 - 5.000 vines per ha
Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.
Harvesting Manual – In small crates (2 kg)
Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Wine style Dry Red from naturally dried grapes
Vinification Grapes naturally dry off the vine in small crates to enhance flavours and aromas prior to fermentation (Approx. 6 weeks)
Alcohol content 15.5% alc. by vol.
Serving temperature 16° C
Cellar Longevity Approx. 15-20 years after the harvest
Sensory profile Generously, it comes to meet you, anticipating your intention to bring it close. Its visible depths preparing you for an enticingly spiced olfactory affair. In the glass's crystal frame, the horizon glimmers in amethyst violet and ruby light, bleeding into spirals of rose-tinted viscosity when orbitally spun. A sincere expression of its wild origin, it spiritedly charms with luscious blueberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry and plum. Enriched by the ebb & flow of vegetal and spiced meanderings, it ferries the nose from tobacco to sandalwood to woodland and eucalyptus to pink and black pepper, to coriander, clove and licorice root. Sublimely charismatic, rustic and mountainous, it evokes a place that has been purified by the essence of scented woods, a place warmed by the inexhaustible fire of lifes living fruit. On the palate, it ignites its own sense of pure nectar. This 'recall of its youthful must' happens due to the rich presence of salts, acids and natural sugars that as yet remain uncorrupted by the alcohol, running as they do all the way up to the mid palate. With each successive sip, the complex texture of its flavours are revealed, delighted by the silken touch of its sweet tannins and expanded by each aromatic swirl that sparks with the imaginary spirits of grape brandies and herbal infusions.
Pairings More than reviving its physiologically wild synergy with gamey meats and side dishes of earthy fruits such as potatoes, mushrooms, red beets and jerusalem artichoke, this venerable Schioppettino will pair equally well with many 'aged fresh' and soft rind cheeses, not to mention appetizers and main courses based on vegetables and grilled 'lightly spiced' meats.
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