extra


 

‘EXTRA’: ‘Unexpected, out of the ordinary’. As part of our ongoing, obsessive pursuit of the deepest spirit of Val delle Corti’s Sangiovese grape, in certain special and important years we make a small selection of a few barrels where the Riserva matures. This wine is left to lie pea-cefully for one year longer than the Riserva itself (for a total of 36 months). It follows its own captivating and unusual path, and is bottled without filtration. Over the next few years the “Extra” selection will increasingly be made from our new cru vineyard, La Malpensata. Our goal is not to create a deliberately powerful, robust, opulent wine. Quite the opposite. We aim to bottle the quintessence of the Sangiovese grape grown in our vineyards, its highest possi-ble expression of elegance, smoothness and rich body.
  

grapes

sangiovese 100%

vinyards age

40-45 years

aspect

east

altitude

450m asl

soil

marly-limestone, rich in stony material

fermentation

3 weeks in stainless steel, or 2 weeks in topless tonneaux, natural yeasts, punchdowns by hand

maturation

36 months in old barriques and tonneaux

bottle ageing

6 months