Vino Nobile “Costa Grande” D.O.C.G.
Controlled, guaranteed designation of origin
The “Costa Grande” is a wine whose grapes come from what we call “Vigna Grande” but that is 1.5 ha, alongside our historic “Vigna del Nocio” and as Il Nocio also this wine is Sangiovese in purity .
Tend to be are grapes that gives a wine of great elegance and a little ‘more compact in tannin that remains up and persistent, the pedo-climatic features give a balance on slightly lower acidity and slightly higher ph with medium colors often more intense, but with fresh and fragrant perfumes.
The vineyard is exposed to the north-east, the land has the same three types of sand, clay and red soil of the “vineyard of the knot” but in different percentages, here the clay is in the majority.┬á
The vineyard was re-planted in the year 2000 and the clones of which it is composed in part are mass selections made to the nocio and to a large extent clonal selections.It has a sixth of 5,500 plants per hectare. Normally in the past the Sangiovese grapes of this vineyard were used to compose the Sangiovese base of our Riserva di Nobile with an addition then of Colorino and above all of Canaiolo.Despite exposure to the north / east, being reached by the hot-humid breezes that constantly blow from Lake Trasimeno, is a vineyard that ripens before others and with good quantitative production.
The grapes are picked manually and transported in crates. After de-stemming and soft pressing, they are fermented in oak vats filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. Indigenous yeast is used in the fermentation process that lasts about a week at controlled temperatures from 28 to 30
degrees. Short manual re-passing of the must and pomace is completed in the initial phase. Pulping continues, where possible, for another 5 to 8 days after fermentation.
The Noble “Costa Grande” is refined for the first year in Tonneaux of 5 hl for the second in barrels of 25 hl and for the following 6 months in cement. The wine is then refined in the bottle for a few months before it is marketed.
The aging potential of our Nobile is a few decades, so the optimum maturation period were commend varies, depending on the vintage, from the fifth to the eighth year after harvest.
Vino Nobile “Costa Grande” 2015
If 2014 will be remembered for its abundant summer rainfall and anomalous temperatures in both the summer and winter months, 2015 will be noted for the precise opposite reason, allowing for an excellent harvest┬á ÔÇô ÔÇô it was hot, dry, and very sunny┬áread more>