Aleatico 2016

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Viticulture and Harvest

Aleatico is a very high yielding, thin-skinned variety that is subsequently prone to disease. During the growing season, care is taken to keep the canopy open, and crop thinning is necessary to ensure that disease incidence is low and the fruit quality is intense. The fruit was machine harvested on the 9th February 2016.

Winemaking

An aromatic yeast ferments the wine at 10 degrees, and fermentation is halted when it has dropped to 7 Baume. This allows for a wine that has 139 g/L of sugar.

Tasting Notes

Aleatico is famous for and intense rosewater character: the “Turkish delight” that fuses with lychee, lemon and musk. A high acid cuts through the sweetness, allowing for a fresh finish.

Statistics

pH:                         3.20

TA:                         8.5 g/L

Alc/vol:                 6.7%

RS:                          139g/L

Cellar:                   5 years