Arcol

28008 arcol

TECHNICAL DETAILS

DENOMINATION: Rosso fermo da tavola.

VINEYARD LOCATION: Vineyards of the Casatico Estate.

THE VINEYARD: Exposed to the west, the vineyard is situated at an altitude between 220 and 240 above SL. Density is 4000 plants per hectare. The soil is clayey and medium pebbly. 3

HARVESTING: The grapes are hand-picked in small boxes, between the last week of September and the first week of October.

PRODUCTION: 6 MT of grapes per hectare (about 2.4 MT/acre).

GRAPE BLEND: 50% Croatina, 30% Merlot, 20% Pinot Nero.

WINMAKING: The grapes undergo crush stemming and the fermenters are set on the tanks. The must remains in pre-fermentation for 2 days at a temperature of 5°C. The temperature is allowed to rise up to 25°C and the yeasts are inoculated. During the following 10 days the must is pumped over the cap several times a day. After the first racking the wine completes its fermentation in a barrel.

AGEING: 12 months in the barrel followed by 4 months in the bottle.

FOOD PAIRING: This is a structured and extremely soft wine with particularly mild tannins. It goes very well with red meat dishes, roasts and grilled meats.

TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: ruby red with hints of purple.
  • Aroma: intense, pervasive and with strong impact.
  • Flavour: meaty, to be chewed, but at the same time very soft.

PRODUCTION: From a minimum of 3500 bottles to a maximum of 5500 depending on the vintage.