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Corte dei Papi
Colle Ticchio Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Cesanese del Piglio traces its origins back to the late 1700's and for decades, was the only Denominazione di Origine Controllata wine of the province of Frosinone. It is one of the triad of DOC wines of Latium derived from the Cesanese varietal, for which this particular part of Italy represents an ideal habitat. Beginning with the 2008 vintage, Cesanese del Piglio will acquire a higher status as the first DOCG wine of the Lazio region. The Cesanese del Piglio is made with the grapes of the Cesanese di Affile vine, a local clone of Cesanese Comune, which can also be used in the grape mixture, as in the case of the Colle Ticchio

Owner: Di Cosimo Family
Website: www.cortedeipapi.it
Winemaker: Giancarlo Berti
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Cesanese del Piglio

Orientation: East/West
Elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1998-2000
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Red clay resulting from mountain erosion and volcanic layers

The fermentation was performed under controlled temperature in stainless tanks (75-76ºF) with pump-overs and delestage. Maceration on the skins for 10-15 days.

Aging Process
In stainless steel vats for 3 months - 1 month in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red in color tending to garnet with age
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is characterized by notes of ripe fruits, like blackberry, dark cherry and plum, with a hint of herbaceous
Flavor: medium-bodied wine, with good balance and light tannins. Nice, long, rich finish
Pairings: A great wine to enjoy throughout the meal: perfect as an aperitif with cold cuts and medium aged cheese. Excellent companion of pasta dishes, beef steak and roasted meat

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 60-62°F