La Granaccia DOC

Name: Granaccia Colline Savonesi Igt

Grape Variety: Granaccia 100% (Alicante)

Area of production: approximately 1,5 hectares of cultivated hillside vineyards on the steep slopes overlooking the ancient village of Quiliano  (SV). The red earth and clay mixture gives the wine complexity.

Exposure: south

Vine system: Guyot. The vines are carefully thinned at the time of veraison.

Harvest: between the second and the third ten-day periods of September, in small cases.

Winemaking: Traditional red winemaking, with crushing of the grapes and fermentation at a controlled temperature (26°C). Maceration with the skins for about 10 days with 2 to 3 replacements made per day to facilitate the extraction of colour.

Maturation: approximately 12 months in steel vats.

Aging: bottled in the Autumn following harvest and rests in bottles for  between 4 and 6 months before being released onto the market.

Alcohol: 13.5% vol.

Tasting notes: The colour is a bright ruby, tending towards garnet; the intense, fine, spiced aroma also suggests balsamic and resinous notes and a sweet sensation of cherry and raspberry jam. The taste is warm, soft, persistent and only lightly tannic at the end. Perfect for accompanying roast poultry, ideal with oven-baked fish and the “buridda” (shellfish stew) typical of the coast.