Country and Region:
DOCG Riserva Classico
Grape Varieties :
The single ‘Novali’ vineyard is located in Castelplanio.
The Verdicchio grapes for Vigna Novali are among the last to be picked towards the end of the end of the harvest period, some are already over-ripe with Noble Rot.
On arrival at the winery, the must is given a brief maceration on the skins and then the grapes are gently pressed and ‘settle’ using gravity only.
The fermentation process then begins with the introduction of cultured yeasts.
After fermentation, Vigna Novali matures partly in tank and partly in Allier Oak barrique for 10 months.
The final blend is then made and the wine is bottled, spending a further 18 months here before release.