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Lessona DOC 2018

Grapevine

100% Nebbiolo

Area of production

Vineyards in Lessona, Alto Piemonte Italy

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

The year 2018, in line with the trend of the last few years, was on average warmer although there were days of intense cold in late February (which negatively affected our new planting rooted cuttings) with abundant rainfall and little fog, definitely the opposite of the year before. The buds began to swell at the end of March with a regular budding from the second half of April. From then on, an alternation of hot and rainy days (with frequent interventions in the vineyard to keep downy mildew attacks at bay, managed with the help of chestnut tannin extract) until the explosion of the torrid summer of August until late September. The shoots extremely loaded with compact bunches led us, not without difficulty, to a harvest good in quality and abundant in quantity.

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

19 years

Area

0.3 Ha

Harvest

A mano in piccole cassette il 15 Ottobre

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

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

Aging

24 months in Slavonian oak tonneaux and subsequent aging in bottle

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.0 %

pH

3.51

Total acidity

6,02 g/L

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