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2011 La Volpara

Location: Monteleone di Orvieto, Italy
South-eastern slope, at an altitude of 350 meters, surface of vineyard: 1,5 ha
Grape variety: 40% Sangiovese and 60% Merlot.
Growing the grapes: Vines in old vineyard planted in the year 1975 with 1800 vines per hectare, vines in new vineyard planted in 2003 with a density of 5000 plants type of training of the vines in both vineyards is simple Guyot ultivation of vineyard with respect for environment and nature: biological.
Harvest: Merlot first week of September and Sangiovese second week of the same month, grapes were harvested manually and collected in small baskets.
Yield is 35 hl/ha.
Weather: This year was a great year for growing grapes, a really hot summer, with occasionally some rain at the right moment. Altogether a perfect year.
Vinification: After destemming, fermentation took place at a maximum temperature of 32C for a period of 28 days in our cement tanks, with regular pushing down the cap in order to have the skins immersed
Maturation: For 2 year in oak French barrique, for the first year and used oak for the second year.
Malolactic fermentation took place in new barrique.
The wine: Drink between now and 15 years.
Analysis: alcohol: 14,0 %
acidity: 5,49 g/ltr
dry extract: 31 g/ltr