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castello 2012

Vintage: 2012

Grapes: Casavecchia nero 100%

Appellation: Igt Terre del Volturno

Vineyards: in Castel Campagnano, Vigna Monticelli, Age 30 and in Castel di Sasso, Vigna di zia Rosa, age 150.

Training: organic. No pesticides, no herbicides, wild grassing to increase the biodiversity. Leaf stripping and green pruning in the end of July, less thinning.

Harvest 2012: September 25. By hand, in 15 kg. small cases

Yield per hectar 2012: 40 q/ha, 29 hl/ha

Production 2012 : 3800 bottles

Alcohol : 13%

Ph : 3,60

Residual sugars: +/-2 gr/l.

Dry extract: 29 gr/l.

Acidity: 5 gr/l.

Malic acid: 0 gr/l.

Volatile acidity: 0,35 gr./l.

Sulphur dioxide: 75 mg/l.

Vinification: selection by hand, destemming and crushing, maceration and fermentation in stainless still at 77° F, malolactic fermentation in inox. In new (30%) and of first hand barriques (70%) for one year, refining 18 months in the bottle.

Tasting notes: full-bodied wine with dense ruby colour. Very strong flavour on the nose , with gamey, feral hints introducing a wide range of aromas including blackberry, bilberry, as well as spicy cloves and bitter liquorice. In the mouth this wine is meaty, mellow and rich, and the tannins exquisitely enhance its cherished , wide-ranging taste with distinctive lasting finish.