Crateca Bianco IGP Epomeo technical sheet
Grapes: Biancolella, Forastera, Greco and Fiano
Wine classification: Protected Geographical Indication
Planting year: 2006
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level
Soil: sandy detrital of volcanic origin (Green Tufo del Pizzone)
Plant density: 7000 plants per hectare.
Training system: Espalier with Guyot pruning
Yield: 1.1-1.3 kg per vine
Harvest period: mid - late September
Harvest: Manual, in 20 kg crates, at the full aromatic ripeness of the different grape varieties
Vinification and aging: Crushing and destemming, short cold maceration and soft pressing, in an environment that is always protected from oxygen, precedes the clarification of the must which occurs by natural sedimentation at a low temperature. Long fermentation in refrigerated stainless steel vats and subsequent aging, for several months, with frequent re-suspension of the fine lees. Minimum and regulated use of sulfur until bottling.
The wine, elegant to drink, is a harmonious expression of the varietal traits of the different vines, enhanced by the fine mineral note typical of the volcanic area. The brightness and the intense golden yellow color anticipate a perfume rich in ample shades of yellow flowers, canned fruit, pineapple and apricot, refreshed by citrus and Mediterranean scrub hints. The mouth is soft, savory, with an inviting acid vein and good body.