PIEMONTE CORTESE DOC
Grape varieties: Cortese
Year planted: 1970
Number of vines: 3800 per hectare Altitude: 260 m. a.s.l.
Soil: calcareous, light, with some sand
CHARACTERISTICS AND VINIFICATION
Average yield per hectare: 60 hl
The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe (August-September). Destemming and crushing.
Fermentation beings on skins and, after a few days, the must is drawn off, allowing fermentation to continue at 18°C.
The fermented must is subsequently separated from the rough lees and stored until mid-February in steel tanks, in contact with the “fine lees”, which are stirred on a weekly basis (bâtonnage).
The wine is bottled in the first ten days of March.
ORGANOLEPTIC ASSESSMENT AND PAIRING
Bouquet: characteristically vinous, with pear and ripe grapefruit notes.
Palate: harmonious with balanced acidity, making it ideal for pairing with fish and sushi. Also excellent as an aperitif.
Good cellar life.
Serve cool at a temperature of 14°C.