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Gli Orti

Oltrepò Pavese Riesling DOC

Grape variety:
Riesling (100%)

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
NE-NW

Vineyards altitude:
140-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
25 years

Vine density:
4.800 vines per hectare

Yield:
1-1.2 kg per vine

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

Vinification:
cold maceration of the grapes for 48 hours at 3 °C followed by a soft pressing. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature (16 °C) in order to keep the flavours and bouquet of the grapes at their best. No malolactic fermentation.

Ageing:
12 months in stainless steel vats and at least additional 9 months in bottle.

Sight:
bright straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights.

Nose:
intense and fruity, with pleasant notes of apricot and tropical fruit.

Palate:
rich and velvety, with an optimal balance between fruit and minerality. Elegant aftertaste with hints of apricot and almond.

Ageing potential:
over 10 years

Vintage:
2016

Date of harvest:
September 20th 2016

Date of bottling:
June 8th 2017

2016 production
3.310 bottles (0.75 l)

Analytical data:
– Alcohol: 13,04% vol
– Acidity: 6,2 g/l
– Residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– Sulphites: 67 mg/l
– Dry extract: 20,4 g/l

First vintage:
1921

Gambero Rosso 2018: 2 Red Glasses