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Croatina

Croatina

Provincia di Pavia IGT – Croatina

Grape variety:
Croatina (100%)

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
SE, SW

Altitude:
160 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
45 years

Vine density:
4.000 vines per hectare

Yield:
1 kg per vine

Harvest:
leaf thinning in July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg crates, carefully selecting the best ones.

Vinification:
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes, followed by natural fermentation and 22-day maceration. During maceration, the wine is punched down and pumped over several times. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in second or third-fill barriques and tonneaux.

Ageing:
10 months in the same barrels where the malolactic fermentation took place. 6 months in stainless steel vats and at least additional 12 months in bottle.

Sight:
intense, deep ruby red colour with purple highlights.

Nose:
complex, with aromas of ripe fruits and spices, followed by notes of roasted coffee beans, chocolate and black pepper.

Palate:
warm and well-balanced. Full body with elegant tannins. Rich and spicy aftertaste.

Ageing potential:
over 20 years

Vintage:
2010

Date of harvest:
October 11th 2010

Date of bottling:
June 22nd 2013

2010 production:
3.240 bottles (0.75 l)

Analytical data:
– Alcohol: 13,86% vol
– Acidity: 5,6 g/l
– Residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– Sulphites: 81 mg/l
– Dry extract: 28,3 g/l

First vintage:
2007