Terre di Lava, Breganze Rosso Riserva DOC, Contra Soarda 75cl
Denomination: Breganze Rosso Riserva DOC
Grape: 100% Merlot
Area of production: On the hills of Bassano del Grappa at 300 meters a.s.l. Terre di Lava means “land of lava”, due to the characteristics of the soil.
Training and yield per hectare: 220×80 cm between rows, with a number of nearly 5000 grape vines per hectare. Yield is around 1/1,5 kg per plant.
Nature of the soil and exposure: The soil is volcanic, rich in minerals and salts and permeable, allowing vine roots to go deep underground and find balanced moisture exchange. It’s a type of soil that favourites late harvests. The exposure is East-West.
Harvest: The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hands. Grapes are picked when the concentration of sugar, acidity, aromas and phenolic compounds reach the perfect level. The grapes are then collected into cases, and with a fast and efficient transportation, are brought immediately to the rooftop of the cellar, where are subjected to another selection before entering the estemmer. The grapes are partially crushed.
Vinification: The grapes enter the vinification room through natural gravity force and start a spontaneous fermentation in conic trunk. The wine stays 15/20 days in maceration with the skins with temperature around 24-28°C.
Refining: Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in barriques and tonneaux. The wine ages in French oak of different origins for 3 years and 1 more year in the bottle.
Ageing: From the day of the release 20 years or more.
Production system follows the organic parameters in total respect with nature and the environment.