121 b.C. Carmenere, Veneto Rosso IGT, Contra Soarda 75cl

121 b.C. Carmenere, Veneto Rosso IGT, Contra Soarda 75cl

Nimi: 121 b.C. Carmenere, Veneto Rosso IGT, Contra Soarda 75cl

Riik/regioon: Itaalia, Veneto

Tootja: Vignaioli Contra Soarda

Aastakäik: 2013

Mari: 100% Carmenere

Alkoholisisaldus: 13,5% vol.

Tootekood: 1981

Hinnaklass: €€

 Denomination: Veneto Rosso IGT

Grape: 100% Carmenere

Area of production: On the hills of Bassano del Grappa from 150 to 300 meters a.s.l.

Training and yield per hectare: 220x80 cm between rows, with a number of nearly 5000 grape vines per hectare. Yield is of 1 kg per plant. 

Nature of the soil and exposure: The soil is volcanic, permeable, rich in salts and minerals. The vines follow the hill slope, with an exposure to East-West.

Harvest: The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hands. Grapes are picked when the concentration of sugar, acidity, aromas and phenolic compounds reach the perfect level. The grapes are then collected into small cases, and with a fast and efficient transportation, are brought immediately to the rooftop of the cellar, where are subjected to an additional selection before entering the destemmer and partially crushed (depending on the vintage). 

Vinification: The grapes enter the vinification room through natural gravity force and start the fermentation spontaneously in conic trunk without temperature control and without sulfites added. The skin maceration lasts for over a week after the alcoholic fermentation stops. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally afterwards. 

Refining: The refining is of 18 months in barrique and 6 more months in the bottle. The wine is then bottled without clarification, filtration and stabilization. 

Ageing: The wine can age 10 years or more.

Production system follows the organic parameters in total respect with nature and the environment.