Moscadello di Montalcino DOC Late Harvest
PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 120 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
SOIL TYPE: Light olive brown colour, clay topsoil, very calcareous.
GRAPE VARIETIES:100% Moscadello.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 2.100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 30 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: The wine is obtained exclusively by the natural drying on the vine, which lasts until mid October and beyond. The raisined grapes are crushed and pressed; the juice is slowly fermented at 15°C for several months until 14-15% alcohol is reached. Part of the wine is aged for 1 year in French oak barriques. An adequate bottle aging period follows.
Colour: intense and deep yellow with obvious golden reflections.
Bouquet: varietal, elegant, harmonious with hints of exotic fruit, Mediterranean forest, raisins and honey.
Taste: sweet, ample, warm, very long finish.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: This late harvest is a historic variety of Montalcino. The taste is round, full and extremely perfumed with a hint of acidity that gives balance in the mouth.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Excellent accompaniment with classical dry pâtisserie, aged, ripe cheese. Meditation wine.
First vintage produced: 1982
Available formats: 0,50 l