Le Cupole 2008

Vineyard age: 19 years

Vineyard density: 10,000 vines per Ha

Vineyard altitude: 400 – 600 m a.s.l.

Yield per hectare: 30 Hl/Ha

Fertilization: phosphorus, magnesium, by spraying on leafs

Spraying: Copper, clay, propolis, grapefruit seed extract

Vinification: 54 separate pickings and vinifications, total destemming, automatic selection of single berries by density in sugary solution, alcoholic fermentation in 40-Hl steel tanks for 15 days, 3 days on the lees before taking the wine off the skins. 2 pumpings-over and 3 sinking of skins daily.

Malolactic Fermentation: 1/3 in contact with skins before racking and 2/3 in 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques

Aging: 8 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th passage French oak barriques; 10 months in cement, no filtration

Bottling: May 2010

Production: 80,000 bottles

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