NEGROAMARO FROM THE LAND OF OTRANTO
WITH REGISTERED DESIGNATED ORIGIN (DOC)
TYPE: DOC wine (with registered designated origin)
COLOUR: ROSÉ WINE
GRAPES: 100% NEGROAMARO
SOIL COMPOSITION AND EXPOSURE: The vineyards are cultivated in the countryside of Ruffano, at the altitude of 108m above the sea level. In summertime, during the ripening period of the grapes, the hill named “Madonna della Serra” covers the sunlight 2 hours prior the sunset. This generates a daily range of temperature between 10 to 15°C, allowing the development of a significant amount of polyphenols on the bunches of grapes. The soil here is red, due to the presence of iron hydroxide, aluminium and clay minerals (especially illite and kaolinite) and to the significant amount of organic substances.
TYPE OF CULTIVATION: The vines are trained by the spurred cordon. Spontaneous grassing has been introduced, and in the months of July and August – when the temperature rises up to 40°C- a little harrowing is performed.
The land is fertilized with manure pellets.
Production: 50 quintals per hectare.
VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE: Grapes are hand-picked in the early morning and collected in 20-kg perforated baskets, which are carried the Cellar. Here the grapes are destalked and left to macerate for 8 hours at a controlled temperature. After soft pressing, fermentation process goes on for 15 days at a temperature of 15°C.
AGING TECHNIQUE: Grapes age on their fine lees for 2 months into a stainless steel tank. After the devatting process, aging goes on for 6 months in a tank and for 6 additional months in a bottle, at a temperature ranging between 10 and 15°C.
AGING PERIOD: Aging can last up to 2 years if the wine is kept at a temperature between 8 and 18°C.
COLOUR: Vivid pink.
AROMA: Delicate and fruity bouquet.
TASTE: Balanced and crisp.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 9.0 g/l.
SUGAR FREE EXTRACT: 30.6 g/l.
RESIDUAL SUGAR CONTENT: 2.4 g/l.
HAND HARVESTED ON 23rd September 2014.
PRODUCTION: 2,200 bottles (750ml)