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2016 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, 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 cultivation of vineyard with respect for environment and nature: biological.
Harvest: Last week of September, grapes were harvested manually and collected in small baskets. Yield is 35 hl/ha.
Weather: This year was a good year for growing grapes, warm summer with the occasional shower at the right time.
Vinification: After destemming, fermentation took place at a maximum temperature of 26C for a period of 27 days in our cement tanks, with regular pushing down the cap in order to have the skins immersed.
Maturation: For 18 months in 50% new oak French barrique.
Malolactic fermentation took place in new barrique.
The wine: Drink between now and 15 years.
Analysis: Alcohol: 14,0 %
Acidity: 5,21 g/ltr
Dry extract: 28 g/ltr