Pià de la Tesa 2017
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The grapes used to make Pià de la Tesa Botticino DOC are Barbera 35%, Sangiovese 35% and Marzemino 20%, plus 10% Schiava Gentile, as required by the production regulations. The vineyard sits high in the hills (about 400 metres above sea level) of Botticino, in the centre of the area’s natural amphitheatre, where the terrain and the specific microclimate create an ideal environment for growing vines.
[bg_collapse view=”link” color=”#AD9471″ expand_text=”Read more” collapse_text=”Close” ] One of this vineyard’s key characteristics is its south-eastern exposure. As it faces the mouth of the amphitheatre, the vines receive day-long sunshine.
The terrain of the Pià de la Tesa vineyard is marly clay, and it is surrounded by the ”Botticino Classico” quarries; in fact, in this vineyard, below about 40-50 cm of clay soil, the roots of the vines rest upon and dig into the famous marble itself. This means that they absorb large quantities of minerals, reflected in the wine’s sapidity.
Harvesting takes place in early October, selecting the choicest grapes, which are then gently destemmed.
The grapes are then transferred for fermentation in vats at controlled temperature for 10 days, during which gentle pigéage and rémontage are carried out.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in old oak casks of 10 hectolitres, in which the wine is aged for about 18 months. After bottling, ageing in the bottle lasts for 6 months.
This wine is also suitable for laying down. When drunk after 10 or 15 years of additional ageing, it achieves a perfect, smooth balance, with tertiary notes prevailing.
Oenologist – Agronomist: Carlo Ferrini
Things you should know…
Our vineyards sit high in the hills, at about 400 metres above sea level, right next to the famous “Botticino classico” marble quarries, with ideal sun exposure and microclimate, and a constant breeze that enables us to grow healthy grapes without chemical treatment.
This makes our wine truly genuine, even in terms of sulphite use: for organic wines, the sulphite limit is 100 mg/l, lower than for non-organic wines. However, the amount in our wines is even lower.
Moreover, we do not use any type of chemical weedkiller on our soils, which are simply tilled to remove weeds. On every single vine, we apply natural, manual cultivation techniques such as disbudding, leaf-stripping and thinning to select the best bunches, which will repay our care in the cellar with rewards that only nature can give.[/bg_collapse]
Botticino DOC organic wine
Grape varieties: 35% Barbera, 35% Sangiovese, 20% Marzemino, 10% Schiava Gentile.
Training system: spurred cordon and guyot.
Average vine age: 30 years.
Yield per hectare: 4000 kg/ha.
Ageing: in medium-sized oak casks for about 18 months + 6 months in the bottle.
Terrain: marly clay.
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