Quartosole

Quartosole
Wine Name: Quartosole
Country: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Appellation: Romagna Sangiovese DOC Superiore Riserva
Area of Production: San Vicinio sub-zone (not mentioned on label)
Vineyard: Selected parts of Baruccia vineyard, planted 1990, located half-way between the town of Cesena and the Tuscan border
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese piccolo
Orientation: East at an altitude of 525-650 ft (160-200 m)
Trellising: Guyot
Soil: Stoney, medium consistency, clayey with the presence of white clay typical of the ravines of the Romagna hills
Farming: Integrated and sustainable methods
Harvesting: Hand-harvested in early-mid October
Yields: Average of 4 tons/ha = 1.62 tons/acre
Vinification: Immediate de-stemming and pressing. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel. Maceration 20-25 days with daily pumping. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging Process: 13-15 months in French oak barriques, blending and bottle aging for minimum 12 months. Unfiltered.
Tasting Notes
Color: Shiny Garnet
Bouquet: Austere which opens to dark berry fruits, spicy and nice balsamic notes
Flavor: Dry, full-bodied, well-structured, intense and persistent
Pairings: Wild-boar, pheasant, beef stew, rack-of-lamb
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 60-65°F (16-18°C)
Annual Production: 5,000 bottles
File: Download Quartosole technical sheet
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