2017 Davide Neri Liguria di Levante Rosso Rupestro

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The vineyards of the company can be found in Groppolo, above Sarzana, and in Paterno above Sarzanello, both excellent hilly locations (south; south/west). Clay and limestone soils with a microclimate with no strong temperature variations. The age of the vines range between 10 and 30 years old. The harvest takes place between the 28th of August and the 20th of September. The production per hectare is 70/80 hl. The harvest takes place based on the maturity of the grape. The fermentation of the first harvest is followed by the pressing of the grapes, the must remains in contact with the grapes for 2 hours or more on the skins. A softpressing, a natural cold decantation, at a controlled temperature, fermentation at 15/16° C, with a long stay on the yeasts, between 10 and 20 days. The other two harvests are submitted to completely different vinification processes. The ageing lasts 5 months in inox vessels, then come 30 days of bottle ageing and cellaring, at 15°c. The bottling process takes place at the beginning of February.

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