Colle Vecchio is one of the most representative labels of Tenuta Cocci Grifoni.It is made from purely vinified Pecorino grapes, a native variety rediscovered at the beginning of the 80’s. The wine has been prized with “5 grappoli” by the AIS Guide “Duemilavini”.The antique grape variety of Pecorino was slowly abandoned over time, due to its reduced productivity.Guido Cocci Grifoni brought it back to life, revealing to enthusiasts and the public the history of this excellence of authentic vines, which has progressively spread across the land thanks to its peculiar features.Colle Vecchio is straw yellow in colour with greenish reflections; its aroma is spicy and rich in alcohol, acacia blossom and jasmine.Geographical zone of production: municipality of Offida, “Colle Vecchio” vineyard, locality San Basso.
Terrain: deep, medium-consistency and tendentially clayey soil, north-easterly exposed hilly area
Altitude: between 180 and 210 m. a.s.l.
Training system: espalier system, spurred cordon type.
Grape variety: Pecorino in purity
Grape harvest: manual with grape selection, from the first ten days of September, the moment in which grape harvest begins is decided according to maturation curves based on 3 parameters (sugar, total acidity, ph).
Vinification: in white, temperature control at 16°C, static must cleaning and inoculation of selected yeasts.
Refining: the wine is first stored in wine vessels for 4 – 5 months, then – after cold bottling – in bottles in dark storage areas for 2-4 months.
Maturation: in stainless steel tanks for at least 5 months
Serving temperature: 12° – 14° C.
Shelf life: 5 – 6 years
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