Crateca Rosso IGP Epomeo.
Type of Wine: Dry Red
Grapes: Aglianico Piedirosso and Guarnaccia.
Wine classification: Protected Geographical Indication.
Planting year: 2006
Altitude: 230/280 meters above sea level
Soil: sandy detrital of volcanic origin (Green Tufo del Pizzone)
Plant density: 8000 plants per hectare.
Training system: Spurred cordon
Yield: 1.1 kg per vine
Harvest period: first-second decade of October
Harvest: Manual, in 20 kg crates, when the grapes are fully phenolic
Vinification and aging: Crushing and destemming of only carefully selected bunches. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature for about three weeks in stainless steel vats in contact with the skins, in this phase the pumping over is frequent to favor the passage of color and noble tannin to the fermenting must, and then continue with the fermentation malolactic fermentation and aging in oak barrels for 6 months in the presence of fine lees. Minimum and regulated use of sulfur until bottling.
The wine, warm and pleasant to drink, is an exemplary interpretation of the vines in a key typical of a volcanic territory. The color is intense and bright ruby red, the nose is broad and rich in nuances from red fruits to licorice, with hints of spice and sweet notes of cocoa. In the mouth it is well balanced, soft, fresh, savory with an elegant and dry tannin.