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Corte del Lupo Bianco

Data sheet

2017

Designation
Curtefranca Bianco D.O.C.

Grape varieties
Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Bianco 20%.

Vineyards of provenance
9 Chardonnay vineyards planted an average of 30 years ago located in the municipality of Erbusco and Cazzago San Martino.
2 Pinot Bianco vineyards planted an average of 25 years ago located in the municipality of Passirano.

Harvest period
Last ten days of August 2017.

Average yield per hectare
6,500 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,840 litres of wine (must-to-fruit ratio 59%).

Vinification
“Corte del Lupo Bianco” is made from grapes harvested in 11 vineyards, whose exposure, clones and ages ensure the expression of fullness and integrity typical of a white wine in the Ca’ del Bosco style. The perfect marriage: the fragrance of Chardonnay grapes and the elegance of Pinot Bianco. In line with the Ca’ del Bosco Method, the grapes are hand-picked and placed in small crates on which a code is immediately stamped, just before they are cold-stored. Each bunch is selected by expert eyes and hands, and then goes through our exclusive “berry spa,” a special whirlpool-like wash for grape bunches, consisting of three soaking tanks, followed by thorough drying. Only the free-run juice is used for this wine, about 1⁄4 of which is aged in small oak barrels, used the year before for Chardonnay. The remaining must is fermented in steel vats. After 6 months of aging on their lees, without malolactic fermentation, the two fractions are assembled. The wine is then gravity-bottled, in a most natural manner. Thanks to our innovative long-nozzle filling tubes, the wine will rise from the bottom without lamination or shaking, and will not suffer from oxidative stress. No sulfites are added at this stage, to guarantee integrity and wholesomeness. Finally, each bottle is marked with a unique code, to ensure traceability.

Bottling
June 2018.

Bottle ageing
3 months at least.

Data at bottling
Alcohol 12.57% Vol.; pH 3.17; Total Acidity 5.87 grams/litre; Volatile Acidity 0.23 grams/litre.

Sulphites
Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 67 milligrams/litre (maximum legal limit: 200 milligrams/litre).