Crateca IGP Epomeo
Type of Wine: Dry Red
Grapes: late harvest of a selection of Aglianico and Piedirosso
Wine classification: Protected Geographical Indication.
Planting year: 2006
Altitude: 230 meters above sea level
Soil: sandy detrital of volcanic origin (Tufo del Pizzone)
Plant density: 8000 plants per hectare.
Training system: Spurred cordon
Yield: 1 kg per vine
Harvest period: second ten days 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 in the vineyard and in the cellar. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature for about four 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 and long aging (12-18 months) on fine lees in new oak barrels. Minimum and regulated use of sulfur until bottling.
The powerful and elegant drink of this wine represents its distinctive and seductive trait, a sublime expression of a balance that arises from the volcano near the sea. The color is intense and brilliant garnet red, the nose is intoxicating and of great impact with fine hints of cherry, blackberry and rose fused in delicate menthol notes and black pepper and tobacco. In the mouth it is fleshy, balanced, fresh, with a strong and noble tannic texture.
Indicative values: alcohol 14 ° Total acidity 5 gr / l