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Sizzano DOC 2017

Grapevine

70% Nebbiolo – 30% Vespolina

Area of production

Villa Guelpa Vineyards, 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 - 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

36 – 56 anni

Area

1.58 Ha

Harvest

by hand in small boxes in mid-October

VINIFICATION

Fermentation

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

Aging

24 months in 20 hl oak tonneaux and subsequent aging in bottle

DATI ANALITICI

Malolactic

in December

Alcohol

13.5 %

pH

3.53

Total acidity

5.73

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