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Rosso Novarese, “Maggiorina”

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Rosso Novarese, “Maggiorina”

“Maggiorina,” a somewhat lighter wine, is produced from grapes grown in old “Maggiorina” vineyards (25 different small fields). These fields are planted mixing twelve different varieties of grapes (mostly Nebbiolo and Croatina but even some white varietals) to give a real field blend. The wine is released after one year of aging in stainless steel tanks and, as well as the characteristic mineral and spicy taste, it also has hints of fresh fruits. This is a wine that should be enjoyed within the first two years after harvest.

Appellation:  Vino Rosso

Type: Red, dry

Grape Varietals:  Nebbiolo (40%), Croatina (40%), Vespolina (5%)  and 9 other local varieties including some whites

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Maggiorina is a fresh-fruity wine with a characteristic mineral-spicy taste and is released after one year of aging.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area:  Province of Novara.
Vineyards:  in the Boca region.
Vineyard Age:  40 - 100  years old.
Vineyard altitude:  1300 to 1475 feet above sea level.
Soil:  minerally gravel, porphyry soil.
Training system: Maggiorina*.
Harvest:  beginning of October.

*The name “Maggiorina” comes from the traditional Maggiorina training system, where four vines evolve in the four cardinal points, and form a cup.

Winemaking Notes:
Fermentation: With the skins in stainless steel tanks with overpumping for four to five days. After pressing, ripening occurs in stainless steel tanks for one year.
Aging:  One year in stainless steel tanks