Cortese is an old and rare variety of unknown parentage, grown for centuries on and near the Ligurian coast to satisfy the cravings of the few sea-farers keen for wines to match their daily catch. Carved sequentially from a classic planting of 30 year old vines sitting high in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte, this wine has seen differential skin contact. 20% of the clusters from the south-west exposure of this ancient hillside were individually selected, harvested on September 12 and destemmed to whole berry. These were fermented cool then macerated on skins for 30 days. The remaining clusters were harvested September 14, pressed, and the juice slowly cold-fermented in stainless steel. The wines were re-united in late October before bottling. 100% Cortese. 150 cases produced.
This husband/wife winemaking combo are nerds... and we love them. Their wines are named after the Linnaean binomial system (plant naming) created by naturalist Carl Linnaeus. They travel the world together making wine from some of the most prestigious regions in the world - Barolo, Napa and Heathcote. As a whole they are more restrained, savoury styles of wine.
|Product Type||Wine White Other Varietal/Blends Italian Style|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|