Rosso Cortinie

Grapes

Lagrein, Merlot, Cabernet

Yield per hectare

55 hl

Recommended pairings

Strong-flavoured red meat dishes, game dishes, piquant cheeses

Serving temperature

18 °C (64 °F)

Cellaring

8 – 10 years

Price on request

rosso cortinie

Origin

This wine, full of character, comes from selected individual vineyards stocked with vines grafted to slow-growing rootstock and trained on wire trellises (Guyot) or on the pergola.

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The grapes of this cuvée grow under the best conditions on the valley floor around the village of Cortina s.s.d.v. The favourable location of the vineyards, the ideal amount of sun, and the fine ventilation of the vines assures the ripening of grapes of exceptional quality.

Rosso Cortinie

Vinification

The stems are removed from the grapes immediately upon arrival. After one day of cool maceration in order to improve the fruit bouquet, the wine is fermented at a constant temperature of 28 – 30 °C (82 – 86 °F) for about 10 days.

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During fermentation, the must is kept in regular contact with the skins through circulation pumping and gentle pressure from below. We thus achieve ideal results with the coloring from the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine. After two gentle rackings, 2/3 of this cuvée is aged for over 12 months in large oak barrels, the remainder in small casks of 2 year old French oak (barriques). This is followed by further maturation in large oak barrels and 6 additional months of aging in the bottle. Only then will this wine find its way into the hands of the buyer who, although now in possession of an adequately aged and balanced wine which can be enjoyed immediately, will nevertheless be able to impart the cuvée Cortinie additional completeness with several years of cellaring.