Castello di Vicarello

Vibrant yet austere, a soul-shaking symphony.
Deep expression of the most valuable spices.
Monolithic yet sinuous. Cloves mellow the
memories of sandalwood and opium… the pace
continues as tangerine tones accompany a gradual
opening, a swell of mineral accents strikes you.
Slowly finishing with clove, licorice and incense.
Until the next breath, until the next… ‘

GRAPES
CABERNET FRANC 45%, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 45%, PETIT
VERDOT 10%
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
VIGNA DEL CASTELLO HEAD TRAINED SPUR WITH IRON STAKES
VIGNA POGGIO VICO HEAD TRAINED SPUR WITH FLEXIBLE
FIBERGLASS STAKES
PLANT DENSITY
VIGNA DEL CASTELLO 13000 PLANTS / HA
VIGNA POGGIO VICO 11834 PLANTS / HA
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE
4000 KILOS / HA
YIELD
350-400 GRAMS / PLANT
HARVEST
BY HAND INTO SMALL CRATES. SECOND SELECTION ALSO MADE
BY HAND UPON ENTRANCE TO THE WINERY.
FERMENTATION
FIRST IN 3000 LITER CONICAL WOODEN VATS OF SLAVONIAN
OAK FOR 2 – 4 WEEKS.
SECONDARY MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION IN FRENCH OAK
BARRELS.
MATURATION
FRENCH OAK BARRELS OF 160, 225 OR 300 LITERS FOR 10 –
12 MONTHS.
AGING
24 MONTHS IN GLASS.