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Chapè

Vineyard

Soil Sand and limestone
Altitude 250 m AMSL
Microclimate Cool and breezy.
Orientation North West
Slope Steep
Age 20 years old
Training System Spur cordon
Density 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield per Hectare 12,000 Kg

Wine

Type White, sustainable, full-bodied, dry, intense fruit and spice.
Appelation IGT Colline Teatine
Varietal 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pecorino
Harvest Mid and late August
ABV 14.00 %
Residual Sugar 2.12 g / l
Total Acidity 5.65 g / l
Serving 14° C
Winemaking Chardonnay grapes are harvested and pressed, and their must (without skins) is placed in a fermentation vat at 10° C. After 10-12 days, we repeat the process for Pecorino grapes, and add their must to the same fermentation vat in equal amount. Only at that point (DO) we initiate the primary fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurs in a tonneaux over 6 months, where we stir the wine on the lees (bâtonnage). Ages 8 months in the bottle.
Tasting notes Banana, kumquat, passion fruit, roasted almonds. A sapid and persistent counterpoint between mellowness and freshness.