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Lessona DOC 2016

Grapevine

100% Nebbiolo

Area of production

Vineyards in Lessona, Alto Piemonte Italy

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

During 2015, snowfall patterns were sparse and anomalous. Starting in mid-February 2016, on the other hand, copious snowfalls over the course of a month resulted in a good amount of fresh snow, but not enough to result in a significant water supply due to complete melting about a month ahead of average. Rare but abundant precipitations and some hail, not always in the norm, have sometimes alarmed us, but the hot and dry summer has brought everything back to a "regular" vintage that allowed us to reach the autumn with vigorous and consistent Nebbiolo grapes with a higher aromatic potential than 2015 which led to extremely elegant wines.

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

17 years

Area

0.3 Ha

Harvest

By hand in small boxes on October 14

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

Destemming and soft crushing, spontaneous fermentation, 12 days maceration on skins

Aging

26 months in Slavonia's oak tonneaux and subsequent aging in bottle

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.0 %

pH

3.53

Total acidity

6.02 g/L