Armando De Zan
The grapes are selected from low yielding vineyards on stony soils in the Southern part of Italy, in the area of Puglia, in order to gain the extra ripeness necessary for this style of wine. Picked by hand, the organically grown grapes were then cold macerated for 4 days, and then coolly fermented for 7-14 days.
Vinification is carried out in a very traditional manner, at a controlled temperature of 68° with pumping musts and wine crushing dregs for over 10 - 12 days. The racking and decanting process then follows for the clearing of the wine.