REGION: Piemonte GROWING AREA: Gavi, Comune di Capriate d’Orba, frazione Barcanello
FARMING: Certified organic
VINEYARD: 2 Ha ALTITUDE: 250 m / 820 ft
SOILS: Limestone and clay for soil composition, with a robust skeletal soil structure
VARIETIES: 100% Cortese di Gavi
VINE AGE: 15 years old
VINE TRAINING: Controspalliera with Guyot
HARVEST DATE: Mid-September
YEASTS: Native
FERMENTATION: Direct pressing of grapes after a night on skins and natural decant; steel tank fermentation for 30 days without temperature control. A few months thereafter resting on lees, with occasional battonage. Multiple rackings and natural decant of sediment
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: No
SULPHUR: 20 mg/l added at end of fermentation and 20mg/L added before bottling
ALCOHOL: 12.5% ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500 cases