TECHNICAL SHEET

Karina
name:
Karina
denomination:
Vino Rosato
year:
2016
variety:
Pelaverga (40%), Nebbiolo (20%), Barbera (20%), Freisa (10%), Grignolino (5%) field mix (5%)
VINEYARD
 
location:
La Morra, Monforte d’Alba
planted:
various years
harvest:
20/09 - 03/10//2016
VINIFICATION:
The less ripe and less coloured bunches of Pelaverga were cut off the Verduno DOC and immediately pressed for rosé. Same for the Barbera. The Nebbiolo comes from the bleedings of the Stërmà lots, the Freisa is part of our spumante base wine. The Grignolino and the field mix (includes some white varieties) were fermented in «partial orange» (with the skins for several days).
mlf:
None
AGING:
5 months in a stainless steel vat on fine lees.
bottling:
28/03/2017 (Lot L0217085)
production:
3360 bottles (280 cases)
ANALYSES
 
alc.% vol.
12,34%
pH:
3,35
total acidity:
6,41 g/L
volat. acidity:
0,24 g/L
resid. sugars:
1,0 g/L
total SO2:
118 mg/L
dry extract:
20,9 g/L

The vineyard: apart from Vigna Chiesa, our main vineyard in Monforte d’Alba that always supplies us with the grapes for our rosé, this year we picked the first harvest from the new plantings in Castagni MGA in La Morra. That’s where the Pelaverga comes from (Castagni is part of Verduno Pelaverga DOC too).

The varieties: our first harvest of Pelaverga revealed that it’s a highly productive variety but not all bunches come to complete ripness despite 2 thinnings («green harvests») and 1 harvesting for spumante (where you need unripe grapes). So at the winery we did a thorough selection and pressed separately the unripe grapes for rosé. We fermented the Grignolino and the filed mix in «partial orange» like in 2015 as we liked the result very much. The Freisa spumante base was added in order to spin up the freshness.

The wine: as the wine was produced mostly from the excess grapes (2016 was a very high yield vintage) or from those that did not qulify for DOC it’s released like «vino rosato» (without DOC). We also opted for the «Provence style», with some residual sugar, but with the typical Piedmontese acidity.

The name: «carina» in Italian means «lovely», but written with a «K» becomes a girl’s name.

The label: the magnolia flower is a symbol of tenderness and elegance.

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