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Sizzano DOC 2016

Grapevine

70% Nebbiolo 30% Vespolina

Area of production

Villa Guelpa Vineyards, 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 (unlike Vespolina, a bit more subdued) with a higher aromatic potential than 2015 that led to extremely elegant wines.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARDS

Exposure

South - South West

Altitude

290 meters

Soil

Coarse, terraced pebble floods forming the plateaus with reduced sand levels and delta-type cross-stratification

Density of planting

3500 plants per Ha

Training system

Gouyot

Plant's age

35 anni – 55 anni

Area

0.68 Ha

Harvest

by hand in small boxes in mid-October

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

Destemming and soft crushing, spontaneous fermentation, 11 days of maceration on the skins.

Aging

24 months in Slavonian oak tonneaux and subsequent aging in bottle

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.5 %

pH

3.51

Total acidity

5.73 g/L

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