Il Costone – Romagna DOC
Sangiovese Superiore

Il Costone – Romagna DOC
Sangiovese Superiore

This wine has been obtained from a single “cru” vineyard Il Costone located at Tenuta Del Gelso, 10 Hectars in the heart of Bertinoro, one of the most wine vocated areas of the Emilia-Romagna region.

GRAPE VARIETY

SANGIOVESE 100%

VINEYARD

CRU IL COSTONE

SOIL

CLAY AND CALCAREOUS

Surface of the vineyard

2.0 Ha

Age of vineyard

25 Years

Sun exposure

East, South-East

Vineyard height

150 m asl

Density of plantation

4000 Plants/Ha

Average yield

1,5 Kg/Plant

Pruning

Runner system

Harvest

3st Decade of September - Traditional hand picking.

MACERATION

Controlled temperature approx 26° C for 25/30 days.

FERMENTATION

In steel tanks.

MALO-LACTIC FERMENT

In steel tanks.

AGEING

Long maceration and fermentation at controlled temperature, ageing of 12-14 months in large traditional slavonian oak casks of 35 hl., further refinement of 2 months in stainless steel tanks and 4-6 months in the bottle.

YEARLY PRODUCTION

Approx. 20,000 bottles.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby red, with characteristic hints of mediteranean cherry and small red fruits; balanced, well structured, with dense tannins and a long, pleasant aftertaste.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Good with all the traditional Italian dishes: Pasta e Fagioli, Galletto alla Cacciatora.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16-18 °C