La Velona Sant' Antimo Rosso 2008

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Winery: La Velona
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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La Velona:
The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is the clone that produces Brunello di Montalcino. These are situated at an altitude of 280 meters above sea level, which is considered the ideal position for vineyards. The vines are placed at a distance of 3 meters (10 foot) by 1 meter (3,3 foot) from each other, which means 3300 every hectare (1335 e... Read more
The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is the clone that produces Brunello di Montalcino. These are situated at an altitude of 280 meters above sea level, which is considered the ideal position for vineyards. The vines are placed at a distance of 3 meters (10 foot) by 1 meter (3,3 foot) from each other, which means 3300 every hectare (1335 every acre). The wines are grown with the "rammed cordon" method (cordone speronato) in order to better distribute the vines along their shoots and thus improve both cultivation methods and grape quality. The farmers have carefully studied the south-west exposure. The climate is markedly Mediterranean with warm and dry summers with peaks of rainfall in spring and autumn. Winters are rigid and the summer period of 60 to 90 days is characterized by a virtual absence of rainfall. These is usually a breeze during the afternoons and evenings of the warm season that protects the grapes from diseases and moulds. The soil is of miocenic and cretaceous origin so it is rich in tufa, marl and fossils. The grapes ripen during the last ten days in September and the first week in October when the harvest period begins.Harvesting of the grapes is picked by hand with a careful selection of the best clusters in the field. After about fifteen days during which the grapes complete their active fermentation, the wine is left to decant in steel tubs for six months, after which there is a seasoning period of three years in Slovenian oak barrels and two years in bottles. The land of the state in question stretch from the proximity of Castelnuovo hamlet to Monte Amiata Station. Read less
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