Ezzelino Rosso Passito

Ezzelino Rosso PassitoClassification: Ezzelino Rosso Passito Igt Veneto
Location of Vineyards: Costa in Fara Vicentino
Soil type and exposure: volcanic hills with southerly exposure
Grape variety: 50% Groppello and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vineyards: Groppello vineyards are over 40 years old
Training systems: double Guyot (bilateral) trained in a loop (cappuccina)
Planting density: 2.5 x 1.2 m – 3,300 vines/ha
Harvesting method: by hand in 3 kg boxes
Bottles produced: 6,000 x 375 ml
Grape Drying: in lofts until December when the sugar concentration in the grapes has reached 38%. Must yield: 25%
Vinification: fermented in thermocontrolled vessel – crust broken 3 times a day -20 days’ maceration
Maturation: in a stainless steel tank for 9 months
Colour: deep ruby red
Bouquet: intense, fruity (overripe morello cherries), spicy (black pepper), delicate grassy hints
Flavour: mouth-filling, sweet, peppery, with elegant tannins which balance well with the smoothness; crisp with a dry finish, highly persistent
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Serving temperature: 16-18° C

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