The Orvieto Classico Superior DOC, is a blend of local grapes, as required by the Denomination of Origin.
The wine is made from grapes planted in 1970 with mainly Grechetto. Small quantities of Sauvignon Blanc have been added just before bottling.
All the phenolic phases are monitored regularly during the maturing period.
Great important is given to the exact moment of harvesting each individual variety.
|Grapes||Mainly Grechetto, with small part of Sauvignon Blanc|
|Area of production||hilly slopes at 300-340m above sea level, south, south/westerly exposure|
|Name of the Cru||Il Caio, Terzano|
|Type of soil||Clay and loam with good porosity of the soil from Pliocene time.|
|Training system||Spur cordon with 8/9 buds|
|Yeald per hectare||Max 80 q/ht|
|Vinification||Once harvest has been completed, the vinification process takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature 15°-18°C.|
|Ageing and affination||Once the alcoholic fermentation has taken place the wine is kept sur lees for two months to improve flavours and structure. The wine undertakes at least two months of affination in bottles before it is released to the market|
|Colour||Very luminous yellow straw|
|Nose||White fresh fruits with a clear scent of peach and apricot in a floral background|
|Taste||Fresh and fruity with a well balanced acidy and a harmonious finish.|
|Best with||pasta “carbonara”, tempuras, vegetable quiche, fresh cheeses, rabbit and turkey.|