This is a modern interpretation of a classic wine. Thanks to its rich fruit, the perlage is well integrated in the wine. The bubbles are small due to the long prise de mousse and the wine’s prolonged storage at cold temperatures, provide a sumptuous sensation of creaminess on the palate. It is called “Il Grasparossa della Tradizione” on the label, which means “The Grasparossa of the Tradition” because it is made in a traditional way with a long maceration, thus rich in color and structure, and because it is the first wine the winery produced, 20 years ago.
Owner: Gibellini Family
Winemaker: Francesco Gibellini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Grasparossa
Vineyard Location: Castelvetro, Localita` Solignano Vecchio
Orientation: East, Southeast
Elevation: 220 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1997
Soil: Mixed calcareous clay
Maceration on the skins for five days at a maximum temperature of 78°F in stainless steel; fermentation in stainless steel tanks for ten days at 64 F without sulphur dioxide. Second fermentation in autoclaves for ten days.
Stainless steel tanks of 50 Hl for 5 months; two months in the bottle before the release
Color: Lively red with purple highlights
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is pleasantly fruity with hints of morello cherries
Flavor: Full palate with an attractive balance between an initial rounded sensation and the dry, tannic finish
Pairings: Perfect for all rich foods; pairs well with egg pastas, various fried dishes, quiches, baked vegetable dishes or lasagna. Great with pizza and barbeque
Alcohol Content: 12%
Serving Temperature: 52°F
Production: 26,000 bottles