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Sizzano DOC 2018

Grapevine

70% Nebbiolo – 30% Vespolina

Area of production

Villa Guelpa Vineyards, 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 - 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

37 - 57 years

Area

2.02 Ha

Harvest

by hand in small boxes on October 16

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 %

pH

3.48

Total acidity

5.97

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