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Dedicated to the Portapiana historical district at the border between Cosenza town and the rural areas, this wine expresses all enological characteristics of the territory. Exclusively produced with grapes coming from the Vineyard overlooking the cellar, Portapiana is a Crù made of antique autochthon grapes. Strongly mineralized and savoury with notes of spice and incense, thick evident tannic texture, it is ideal in the matching with meat, aged cheese and traditional cuisine. Vinification is at controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for 15 days. It is refined in small oak barrels of first, second and third passages for about a year and it is completed by a passage into steel and through a standstill in bottles for at least six months before the sale.

 

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PORTAPIANA 2012 DOP TERRE DI COSENZA DONNICI ROSSO

  • Grapes: Magliocco dolce 60%, Mantonico 30%, Greco nero 10% (the last two are ecotypes of magliocco)
  • Area of production: Albo San Martino (Cosenza)
  • Alcohol: 14,5 % vol.
  • Dry extract: 37,2 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6,2 g/l
  • pH: 3,6
  • Winemaking: into stainless at controlled temperature
  • Yeasts: not selected
  • Refining: about 14 months into stainless and into small first, second and third passage oak barrels
  •  Yield: 60 tons
  • Period of harvesting: last decade of October – first decade of November
  • Altimetry: 450 meters above sea-level
  • Exposure: Est
  •  Soil: sub-acid sandy
  • Cultivation: not cultived (perennial spontaneous grassing)
  • Produced bottles: 7.000

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