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2008 La Volpara

Location: Monteleone di Orvieto, Italy
South-eastern slope, at an altitude of 350 meters, surface of vineyard: 1,5 ha
Grape variety: 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot.
Growing the grapes: Vines in old vineyard planted in the year 1975 with 1800 vines per hectare, and vines in new vineyard planted in 2003, this year for the first year harvested with an exceptional quality grape. type of training of the vines in both vineyards is simple Guyot, cultivation of vineyard with respect for environment and nature: biological.
Harvest: Merlot in the second week of September and Sangiovese in the second week of October, grapes were harvested manually and collected in small baskets.
Yield is 20 hl/ha.
Weather: This year had a beautiful summer with a good number of sun hours and high temperatures, with occasionally some rain throughout the summer months.
Altogether a very good year.
Vinification: After destemming, fermentation took place at a maximum temperature of 25C for a period of 10 days in our cement tanks, with regular pushing down the cap in order to have the skins immersed.
Maturation: For 24 months in French barrique, 80% new oak.
Malolactic fermentation took place in new barrique.
The wine: Drink between now and 15 years.
Analysis: alcohol: 13,5 %
acidity: 4,46 g/ltr
Dry extract: 28 gr/ltr