Vignamorello Gutturnio Superiore DOC
Still red textured wine, arises from the cru Gutturnio , the vineyard Morello, site location high , with north- south. Every year here is done thinning of the bunches and harvesting the grapes to mature age. These are the main reasons for the difference between the Terredella Tosa and Vignamorello : a difference of structure , maturity , depth and longevity. In addition, the stop Vignamorello wood , for a few months . All this , to obtain a concentrated wine and important, but the approach immediately, grape reflected in the serenity that emanates from green hills of the area.
Grapes: Barbera 55-60 % , 40-45 % Croatina (Bonarda)
Soil: clay, silt-like soil (ancient red earth), not very fertil.
Altitude: 200-210 meters s.l.m.
Years after planting : 1980 50 % 1983 30% 2000 20 %
Training system : Guyot 70% , 30 % Casarsa
Yield per hectare: 3300 80 % 5000 20%
Harvest: end of September - early October
Vinification: maceration time on the skins for 12-15 days ; fermentation temperature 28-30 ° C, no fining and filtration: bottling about 10 months after the harvest
Ageing: in barrels 1 and 2 years 6 months
First year of production : 1988
Average annual production : 12.000 bottles