Contradae 61.37 – Vesuvio Doc – 1.5l
Bosco del Monaco
Grapes: 50% Caprettone, 30% Greco, 20% Fiano | guyot, ungrafted
Production area: 150 slm Bosco del Monaco, Vesuvius National Park
Vinification: manual selection of the grapes through zoning work. The harvest takes place by hand with a double harvest: in different periods for each vine, it is harvested first to favor acidity and, secondly, with perfect phenological maturation
Refinement: fermentation at controlled temperature in steel for one year. In the bottle it rests for another 12 months
Tasting notes: a blend born from a zoning and biodiversity protection project, through three Campanian vines, which have insisted in this area since the early twentieth century, by the hands of Vesuvian farmers. Intense golden yellow color, an olfactory complexity emerges on the nose that ranges from yellow flowers, wild herbs and basalt. On the palate, it is juicy, with a biting sapidity, seasoned with notes ranging from apricot to whole peach to broom flowers, chalk, Mediterranean scrub, for a fresh and pleasantly long sip
Alcohol volume: 13% Vol.
Serving temperature: 10-12°C
Bottle size: 0.75 – 1.5 litres
During the fermentation in conical stainless steel tanks, extreme attention was given to an extraction aimed at fresh and fragrant aromas, full colors, and supple, elegant textures and tannins. Once the wine had been run off its skins at the end of the fermentation, it was put through a full malolactic fermentation in oak barrels to fully bring out the finesse and expressiveness of the aromas. The aging process, which lasted approximately 12-14 months, then began and took place in 60 gallon French and Hungarian oak barrels, partly new and partly used once previously.