CHARACTERISTICS: Saudade is obtained from closely selected 100% Sagrantino grapes which are early hand harvested. A deep, clear and consistent pink cherry colour. Hints of cherry, strawberry and blackcurrant make a complex, fresh and fruity aroma with a long lasting in the mouth. It combines with white meats, fresh cheese and grilled fish. It is also excellent for appetizers.
VINIFICATION: The vinification is the same of the white wine but made with red grapes. After the harvesting the grapes are macerated with the skins for 12 hours and then they undergo a brief pressing process. The must is left to ferment for 18 days with a temperature between the 13° and the 16°C.
It is periodically decanted in order to facilitate the cleaning of the wine. After 6 months in steel tanks, it is cleared and filtered. Refined 2 months in bottles.
TERROIR: It is a silt-clay soil moderately calcareous, fresh and deep with the vines exposed to the south-east and a plantation density of 4’200 plants per hectare.
VINEYARDS: 100% Sagrantino
Density: 4,200 plants per hectare
NAME: IGT – Typical Geographical Indication
ALTITUDE: 360 m
VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: implanted in 2010
TRAINING SYSTEM: Cordon
NUMBER OF BOTTLES:
% OF ALCOHOL: 13.5%
IDEAL TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE: 10 ° C
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.5 g / l
SULPHUR FREE: 32 mg / l
SULPHUR TOTAL: 95 mg / l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 g / l