Il Sangiovese L'Albana Il Merlot


Albana di Romagna DOCG Passito
Vintage 2007, Albana 100%, Alcohol 13%
Grape Variety
100% Albana from a vineyard planted in the 80s at a density of 4.000 vines per hectare (1,600 plants per acre) trained in a “upside down” system.
Calcareous-clayey mixture. Exposure south-west. Altitude 250 m.
Late-harvested in small batches between end of September and beginning of October. The fruit is then laid on wooden crates, that are kept in our greenhouse, for additional months of drying process.
Winemaking Process
After a soft press, it is fermented in French barriques of new cooperage for a period that goes from 12 to 15 months. Following a micro-filtration, it is bottled, and it rests for at least 1 year before release.
Wine Profile Notes
Color: deep golden yellow with amber highlights. Bouquet: rich and intense nose, with hints of honey, apricot, almond and dried fruit. Taste: broad and expansive palate, intense and persistent on the finish. The sweetness is well balanced by acidity and mineral notes. Serving temperature 12°C. Analytical features: Alcohol 13,18 %vol Potential Alcohol 21,26 %vol Residual sugars 133,8 g/l Volatile acidity 1,19 g/l Total acidity 5,3 g/l Net dry essence 27,5 g/l


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