Filo di Arianna – Late Harvest

Doc white wine from the southern shores of Lake Garda, in terra di Lugana at an altitude of 50 meter above sea level, flat with a highly harsh and clayish soil, rich in mineral salts.

Description

This is a Lugana of extraordinary personality and elegance, obtained through a vinification in oak barrels which brings out its smoky mineral aromas which are combined with delicate tastes of toasted almonds. Filo di Arianna is a full bodied wine which is both complex and well structured, yet also harmonious and velvety on the palate.

It lends itself as the perfect accompaniment to fish, grilled meat and especially to risotto and cheese.

Details

Grape:  100% Turbiana (AKA Trebbiano) di Lugana

Grape production: 6,000 – 7,000 kilograms per hectare

Alcohol content:  13,5 % vol.

Overall acidity:  5,9 g/l

Dry extract: 23,7 g/l

Residual Sugar: 14 g/l

Serving temperature: 10 to 12 degrees C

Overall production of bottles for 2009: 8’500

Harvest

last ten days of October and first 10 days of November. A late harvest by hand in small crates.

Vinification

white vinification with soft pressing of the grapes with a maximum extraction of 50% first-pressing must. Fermentation in 30 Hl oak barrels.

Ageing

12 to 14 months in 30 Hl oak barrels.

Bottling

in various phases from February to March of the second year following the harvest. It is sold after 6 months of resting in the bottles.