1 l = 16.80 €
Poggio Trevvalle, Monte Cucco "Pontolungo" rosso DOC, organic wine, 2016
A soft, round and pleasing organic wine made from a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet S., Colorino (Alicante B.) and Merlot grapes. These last three all grown on the vineyard in the north, facing Poggio Trevvalle.
The wine is well structured and full-bodied, with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants along with balsamic notes that lead into a long, ripe and spicy finish. Perfect accompanying red meats, game and rich pasta dishes.
Grape varieties: 62 % Sangiovese, 30 % Colorino & Merlot, 8 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 15 % vol.
Closure: natural cork
We source this organic wine directly from Poggio Trevvalle in Campagnatico - Italy
Organic wine certified by ICEA B1910T0000
Organic wine processing
Of course, the grapes are harvested by hand.
Date of harvest Merlot on August 28th, Colorino & Sangiovese starting from Sept. 3rd, Cabernet on October 2nd
Alcoholic fermentation /Maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, no added sulphites:
Merlot at 25° C for 15 days
Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. co-fermented at 25° C to 28° C for 24 days.
Malolactic fermentation in concrete vats
Refining in new and used Allier oak barrels of varying dimensions for 12 months, then racked in concrete vats until the bottling
Te fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and the subsequent malolactic fermentation for 12 months in 225 and 500 liter barrels from Allier oak. This is followed by a 12 month maturation of the wine in Allier oak barrels.
The vineyard Poggio Trevvalle cultivates 14 hectares of vineyards. They are in the immediate vicinity and consist of more than 85 % of the grapes Sangiovese, Alicante. The remaining 15 % are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The older vines are planted in a density of 3,000 per hectare, in the vineyard that was planted in the year 2000, the density is 6,000 vines per hectare.
The method of growing the vines is called Cordon Royat which has its origin in France. The vines have a short trunk on which a single branch grows, which is tied to a wire.
So that good grapes can emerge, a healthy soil is an important prerequisite. Since the soil types in the Maremma differ within short distances, the type of cultivation must adapt. In general, the Valle brothers work as little as possible on the vineyards with heavy machinery to keep the soil permeable and not too dense.
The harvest by hand guarantees that only the best fruits of the vines get into our wines.
Using the best traditional methods and modern scientific knowledge, Umberto and Bernardo Valle believe that it is important to work with nature and to find a healthy, reciprocal balance between agriculture and nature.
Visitors to the two brothers asked again and again, what is the difference between organic wine and conventional wine? To summarize, it is mainly the treatment of soil and wine in the vineyard that is different and less of how the wine is treated in the cellar.
So that the soil remains healthy and naturally fertile, the vines are not only healthy, but also produced in the best quality for a first-class wine. In addition, the micro-fauna and flora in the soil and in the soil are promoted. In the vineyard, no chemicals are used so that no chemicals enter the grapes. In the winery do not use any of the additives that are contained in conventional wines. Also, the amount of sulphites used is far below the legally permitted dose. The final result are wines that reflect their origins and not the result of chemical manipulation!
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