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Chimera
Albana di Romagna DOCG Passito

Chimera
Albana di Romagna DOCG Passito

Chimera 2006
• Super Tre Stelle Blu - I vini di Veronelli 2011
• Excellence Award La Romagna da Bere 2011/2012 A.I.S. Romagna

Chimera 2005
• 4 grappoli - Duemilavini 2009 - A.I.S.
• Annual Selection of Best Italian Wines 2009 - Luca Maroni

Chimera 2004
• 90/100 - I vini di Veronelli 2008

Chimera 2003
• Tre stelle blu 92/100 - I vini di Veronelli 2007

Chimera 2001
• Top Hundred 2005 Il Golosario Paolo Massobrio

• 92/100 - I Vini di Veronelli 2004
• Finalist "Vini buoni d'Italia" 2005

 
Vintage
Vintage 2006, Albana 100%, Alcohol 13,50%
 
Grape Variety
100% Albana from a vineyard planted in January 1994 at a density of 7.000 vines per hectare (2,800 plants per acre) all trained in “Alberello”, “Bush” system.
 
Soil
Calcareous-clayey mixture. Exposure south-west. Altitude 350 m.
 
Harvest
The fruit for our Chimera is harvested in extremely small batches, because of the presence of botrytis on the clusters, which is the characteristic of this particular wine; therefore the harvest takes place in several phases allowing the “botrytis” or “noble rot” to optimally develop on the berries.
 
Winemaking Process
After a soft press it is fermented and matured in new French barriques for a period that goes from 12 to 24 months, depending on the vintage. Following a micro-filtration, it is bottled, and it rests for at least 1 year before release.
 
Wine Profile Notes
Color: golden yellow with copper highlights. Honey, dried fruit, raisins and dried fig notes develop with rare elegance and accuracy. Full-bodied palate, where extensive sweetness is nicely offset by a full-flavoured background. A fresh-mineral note prevails on the finish. Serving temperature: 12°C. Analytical features: Alcohol 13,31 %vol Potential Alcohol 24,25 %vol Residual sugars 182,3 g/l Volatile acidity 1,29 g/l Total acidity 6,0 g/l Net dry essence 37,3 g/l

 


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