Controlled, guaranteed designation of origin
The ‚ÄúCosta Grande‚ÄĚ is a wine whose grapes come from what we call ‚ÄúVigna Grande‚ÄĚ but that is 1.5 Ha, alongside our historic ‚ÄúVigna del Nocio‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äėmore 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 ‚Äúvineyard of the knot‚ÄĚ but in different percentages, here the clay is in the majority.¬†
Made up of 100% Sangiovese grapes. The vineyard was replanted in 2000 with “massale” selections from Nocio and some clonal selections to bring the planting density to 7000 plants per hectare.
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. Pumping over and punching down is done in the initial phase to process the must. Maceration and extraction from the skins continues, where possible, for another 5 to 8 days after fermentation.
The Nobile ‚ÄúCosta Grande‚ÄĚ is aged for the first year in Tonneaux of 5 hl and for the second year in barrels of 25 hl, few months in concrete vats and from 6 to 12 months in bottle before its release.
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.