PIEMONTE CORTESE doc
GRAPE VARIETY: Cortese
SURFACE AND GROWING AREA: 1 Ha in Calosso town
AGE OF THE VINEYARDS: 20 – 25 years old
VINE DENSITY: Approx 4000 per hectare.
HARVEST: By hand, with selection of grapes: it takes place mid-September.
WINE HL PER HECTARE: 80 hl per hectare
NUMBER OF BOTTLES PRODUCED: approx 8.000.
WINEMAKING: The maceration takes place at low temperatures for about 24 hours. Grapes pressing takes place in a soft way and then the static clarification is carried out cold. Malo-lactic does not take place.
AGEING: in stainless steel takns; wine bottled while young.
ANALYTICAL INFO: Alcohol content: approx 12,50%Vol; total acidity: approx 5,70 g/l; residual sugar: approx 2,90 g/l; dry extract: approx 17,40 g/l; total SO2: approx 81 mg/l
TASTING NOTES: White straw color with greenish highlights. Vinous fragrance, slightly green and fine. In-mouth it is slightly lively, dry, with remarkable freshness and drinkability.
SUGGESTION: Perfect with light hors d’oeuvres and meals based on fish, pasta and risotto with tomato sauces. It is advisable not to prolong the ageing over 2 years. Keep it away from light at a temperature of approx 8/10°C and serve it in a closed glass cup at a temperature of about 4/6°C.
CURIOSITY: The label shows a person who whispers something to another’s ear. This simple gesture can conceal a hidden truth, a gossip, a simple word and it can trigger the curiosity of those who cannot listen. This image well represents our Cortese wine: simple, fresh but also intriguing and with a vivacity that creates curiosity while drinking.