vrijdag 30 november 2012

From Harvest to Vinification of a special wine in Le Marche: Cimaio 2012 Casalfarneto

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This is a white Wine produced from pure verdicchio grapes of hills of Le Marche Region in Central Italy attacked by Botrytis Cinerea Mold. Yes, the same mold involved in the vinification of Sauternes or Tokai wines

The grapes, which are completely covered by the ‘noble mould’, are harvested in an exceptionally advanced stage of ripeness. In general this happen at the end of November and the beginning of December, but this 2012 the right conditions were reached earlier at the end of september.

The grapes are taken to the winery in small baskets to avoid damages

The awarded wine is obtained using white wine vinification methods:

• Crushing of whole grape clusters

• Extraction of the flower must only

• Must clarification by cold settling

• Temperature controlled fermentation

• Aging in part in burnt wood barrels and in part in stainless steel tanks where full maturity is reached after 18-24 months

• Tartaric stabilisation refrigeration at -4° C for 6 days

• Cold sterile bottling with microfiltration

• Aging in bottles for at least 6-12 months

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