Monte Costa 2017
Valpolicella D.O.C Classico Superiore Organic
bottle 750 ml
price: 10 €
Monte Costa wine is obtained from organic grapes of Corvina and Rondinella selectively chosen and produced according to the traditional method, exclusively from grapes of the farm “Costa degli Ulivi” in the evocatively area of Fumane, well known as “Costa” (which means hillside) whose aspect is South, South-East. The production is limited.
The Climatic characteristics of the year
In the 2017 vintage the anomalous climatic trend has seen a dry and rigid winter, with little rainfall only in February. The frosts of the second half of April caused limited damage only to some areas of the plain and therefore spared our company located on a hill. The very hot and dry trend of the summer season has been well supported by the vine and has at the same time hindered the spread of humidity-loving diseases. Thanks to the sudden changes in temperature in the second decade of August and the September rains, the grapes arrived in the cellar perfectly ripe. The grapes matured earlier than the previous year and with optimal values both in sugar content and in total acidity. Who, like us, has carefully selected in the plant and waited a few more days to harvest, expects excellent results in the bottle.
The color is ruby red, fruity aroma and taste fresh and soft.
It well matches with all dishes of Veneto traditional cooking, especially meat. It is suggested to serve it at a temperature of about 18°.
Vines: Corvina and Rondinella
Territory: Classical Valpolicella region
Location: Fumane di Valpolicella – 5.93 hectares
Altitude: 220 to 350 m s.l.m
Soil type: mainly rocky limestone with clay veins
Training system: filare and pergola
Planting density: 3,500 pts/Ha
Yield per hectare: about 10 tons
Harvest: manual harvesting done in September
Vinification: de-stemm ed grapes soft pressing
Fermentation: in French oak barrel, through periodical daily pumping
Fermentation temperature: 22/30 ° C
Fermentation time: about 15 days
Malolactic fermentation: in steel barrel
Alcohol content: 14% Vol
Total alkalinity: 4,88 g/I
Residual sugars: 1,81 g/I
Dry extract: 29,90 g/I
SO2 libera: 7 mg/I
SO2 totale: 40 mg/I