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Lessona DOC 2017

Grapevine

100% Nebbiolo

Area of production

Vineyards in Lessona, Alto Piemonte Italy

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

The mild and foggy winter brought nature to an early awakening which was heavily punished by a couple of frosts in April which put a strain on shoots and, in some cases, compromised their development. The very hot (since June) and very dry summer (with very little rain) certainly did not help from the point of view of development and therefore production. After 7 consecutive months with temperatures higher than usual, we finally had a cool and dry September with some storms which helped the perfect ripening of the few grapes we harvested and which will bring us more concentrated, important and long-lived 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

18 years

Area

0.3 Ha

Harvest

By hand in small boxes on October 7

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

Destemming and soft crushing, spontaneous fermentation, 16 days maceration on skins

Aging

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

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.5 %

pH

3.45

Total acidity

5,68 g/L

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