Coccalina

Vine: Cortese 100% from select grapes harvested from the “Coccalina” vine variety in Vho
Exposure and altitude: south-west, 250-300m above sea level
Soil characteristics: calcareous-clay
cultivation system: Guyot (5,000 plants per hectare)
Vine age: 25 to 40 years old
Yield per hectare: 5,500 kg/hectare
Harvest: late September, harvested by hand into small wooden baskets
Vinification: soft pressing, racking off and fermentation of the must at controlled temperatures; preservation of the wine in stainless steel tanks. After a few months spent refining, it is bottled under a March moon as ancient tradition dictates, to exalt its lively freshness
Alcohol content: approximately 11.5-12° % vol.
Colour: straw yellow
Nose: intense, persistent, fragrant, unbridled with hints of crusty bread, flowers and fruit
Palate: harmonic with a lively, well-amalgamated tone, intense, very persistent and delicate with a pleasant aftertaste recalling sweet almond

Serving suggestions: ideal as an aperitif or to accompany full-flavoured pasta, rice, vegetable, fish and white meat dishes
Packs available: boxes of 12 bottles

Comment of the winemakers
Coccalina comes from one of my vines standing on the high hills of Vho, grown in Cortese. The natural fermentation and respectful observance of strict rules yield a unique, lively, slightly “pétillant” wine. Coccalina is therefore a naturally popular wine that makes no compromise on the unique sensations it happily regales.