montefalco sagrantino passito

Pio IX

Description

Grape variety: Sagrantino
Farming technique: cordon-train                                Yield per hectare: 7 metric tons
Harvest: last ten days of September; hand harvest in 8 kg crates with selection of the bunch in the vineyard and off-vine drying process on bamboo racks in climate controlled rooms
Vinification: after two months of drying process, selection of the berries in the winery and vinification in steel tanks with temperature control, 12 to 18 days of maceration
Aging: in steel tanks with fine lees subject to bâtonnage, then in 225 liters oak barrels for a total of thirty-three months
Refinement: in the bottle for four months

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