Vin de la Neu 2018

Classification: Johanniter Igt Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Grape Variety: Johanniter 100%

Location: Val di non
Vineyard: Coredo unit 209
Height: 832 m a.s.l.
Orientation: Sud-East
Soil: Dolomia
Training Sistem: Bush-trained
Planting Year: 2012
Planting Density: 16.600 vines/Ha
Yield: 50 hl/ha
Planting Pattern: 1.00 m x 0.60 m

Winemaking and Ageing
Harvest: on the morning of 8th October 2017, hand picking in small boxes (10 kg)
Vinification: soft pressing and static clarification in concrete tanks
Fermentation: french oak barrels 225 lt
Fermentation Temperature: 16°C
Fermentation Lenght: 20 days
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Ageing: 11 months in french oak barrels and 14 months in bottle before placing in the market
Bottles Produced: 491 bottles and 30 magnums

Analytical Data
Alcool: 12.48 % Vol
Total Acidity: 6,70 g/l
Residual Sugars: 1.10 g/l
Volatil Acidity: 0,40 g/l
pH 3.16

Characteristics of the vintage

Classic vintage.

Cold and snowy winter followed by a spring with several rains. Summer was dry, hot and the vines slowed their growth after an important but regular vegetative development. After the rains at the end of August, the climate was clear and fresh allowing the grapes to arrive healthy and ripe at the time of the harvest.

Johanniter shows all its character in this vintage.

Tasting notes

View: The wine is limpid, bright and has a lemon yellow color with reflections tending to green.

Nose: The intensity of the aromas is high but never blatant. Hints of citrus, herbaceous characteristics of cut hay and white flowers.

Palate: The wine is dry characterized by a high acidity that guarantees dynamism and ease of drinking, making the wine lean and vibrant at the same time. The aromas perceived in the nose there are also in the mouth. The wine is sapid and the finish is definitely mineral.