Vin de la Neu 2016

Classification: 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: 4th October 2016, hand picking in small boxes (10 kg)
Vinification: soft pressing and static clarification
Fermentation: french oak barrels (225 lt)
Fermentation Temperature: 20°C
Fermentation Lenght: 14 days
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Ageing: 10 months in french oak barrels and 6 months in bottle before placing in the market
Bottles Produced: 444 (0.75l), 20 magnum (1.5l)

Analitical Datas
Alcool: 12.64 % Vol
Total Acidity: 6.68  g/l
Residual Sugars: 1.00 g/l
Volatil Acidity : 0,42 g/l
pH 3.25

Characteristics of the vintage

The vintage 2016 has been characterized by a rainy and cool spring, and a dry and sunny summer.

Because of the perfect conditions in the first half of the year, the ripening has been slightly anticipated.

The drop of the temperatures in september has been essential to keep the acidic high and to maintain the primary aromas until the harvest’s day.

Tasting notes

Appearance: The wine is clear and the color is close to lemon-green

Nose : The flavours intensity is high and it’s easy to smell  citrus fruits like lemon, a hint of herbaceous like grass and white flower

Palate : The wine is dry and the acidity is high. In the mouth the flavour intensity is high and the lemon feeling is very balanced.