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Lessona DOC 2015

Grapevine

100% Nebbiolo

Area of production

Vineyards in Lessona, Alto Piemonte Italy

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

The final part of autumn 2014 was characterized by exceptional precipitation values, resulting the wettest since 1957, and by a mild winter. For the third time in the last 4 years February was the coldest month (while climatologically, it is the most benign winter month) with very little fog but fortunately significant snowfall even at low altitude. The spring was very hot and quite dry (very little precipitation) while the summer, in absolute confirmation with the general trend, was very hot in which stood out the month of July (with average temperatures higher than the record held by August August 2003). On the other hand September and October 2015 were substantially in the average from the point of view of temperature and rainfall and brought us in the harvest the grapes not a little concentration but certainly very interesting from the point of view of freshness.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARDS

Exposure

South

Altitude

340 meters

Soil

Sands, gravels, sandy and kaolinic clays from alterations of Permian volcanites

Density of planting

4500 plants per Ha

Training system

Gouyot

Plant's age

16 years

Area

0.3 Ha

Harvest

By hand in small boxes on October 12

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

Destemming and soft crushing, spontaneous fermentation, 14 days maceration on skins

Aging

27 months in oak tonneaux and subsequent aging in bottle

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.0 %

pH

3.61

Total acidity

5.62 g/L

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