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Vintage: 2012

Grapes: screening of Black Pallagrello (70%) and Casavecchia (30%) come from Piancastelli vineyard with a small proportion of grapes whitered on the plant

Appellation: Igt Terre del Volturno

Vineyards: Castel Campagnano Vigna Piancastelli, località Beneficio, age 17

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: Casavecchia September 26; Pallagrello nero October 2. By hand, in 15 kg. small cases

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

Production 2012 : 3300 bottles

Alcohol : 13%

Ph : 3,72

Residual sugars: 5,5 gr/l.

Dry extract: 27 gr/l.

Acidity: 4,9 gr/l.

Malic acid: 0,5 gr/l.

Volatile acidity: 0,75 gr./l.

Sulphur dioxide: 37 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: dark red, with ruby reflections. On the nose there are dried plum's, blackberry's, chocolate's and black pepper flavours, made more sophisticated by very light oriental fragrances of incense. In the mouth this wine is mellow and fresh, with the Casavecchia's tannins balanced by black Pallagrello. In the long lasting finish come back the likeable oriental fragrances.