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"Vignamorello" Gutturnio D.O.C. Superiore
  • La Tosa
    (Emilia Romagna - Italy)
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Filling quantity: 0.75 l
Price for 1 bottle: 18.50 € (24.67 €/l)
(Prices include VAT, plus delivery charges)

A structured still red wine, born of our Gutturnio harvest, the Morello vineyard, located in a higher position with north-south exposure. Every year we thin out the grape bunches here and harvest the grapes in an advanced state of ripeness. These are the primary reasons behind the difference between TerredellaTosa and Vignamorello: a difference in structure, maturity, depth, life span. Moreover, Vigamorello is aged in wood for a few months. All of this results in a concentrated and important wine, but with an immediate approach and the serenity emanated from our green hills reflected in the grapes.


The Grapes: 55-60% Barbera, 40-45% Bonarda.

The Vineyards: Morello vine variety; altitude 200-210 meters above sea level; clay, silt-like soil (ancient red earth), not very fertile.

Winemaking: harvest period late September/first half of October; duration of crushing on the skins 12-15 days; fermentation temperature 28-30C; the wine is aged for 6 months in a combination of 1 and 2 year old French barriques; no clarification and filtration; bottling about 10 months after the harvest.

Organoleptic qualities

Colour: deep dark red;

Bouquet: ripe fruits aroma with some spicy notes, the flavours you can find are cherry, ripe black cherry and plum, small fruits like blackberry and raspberry, cinnamon;

Taste: big texture and ripe and deep characters, with also good balance and drinkability.

Food match: with white or red meats, duck, some very hearty at the table and rich first courses, some aged cheeses.

Drinking temperature: about 18°C

Awards:
The previous vintages 2011 and 2010 of Vignamorello won the "Cinque Grappoli" ("Five Clusters") as one of the 480 best Italian wines.
It has also been recognized as the second best Italian red wine in the "Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani" ("Yearbook of Best Italian Wines") of Luca Maroni.
The Vignamorello 2015 vintage achieved a rating of number 20 out of the best 100 Italian wines, which was determined by adding the scores of various well known wine guides of the year 2018.

"Vignamorello" Gutturnio D.O.C. Superiore
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