Malanotte DOCG Piave 2012 - Venetos stolthet!
The vines are located in Campo di Pietra,
southern part of the Province of Treviso. Here they
benefit from the closeness of the Adriatic Sea, just 20km
away. The vines are, on average, more than 40 years of age
and set with a western exposure.
Well-drained soil, richly organic and ideal for the
production of fine, elegant wines.
Guyot with a yield of 7,000kg per hectare.
Green harvesting is done in order to guarantee the
highest quality, including thinning of the green bunches
to provide more nourishment for the remaining grapes.
Harvest is done by hand into baskets and begins middle
until October, and may continue early November
as Raboso is a late variety. 22% of the grapes
are left to rest in the drying room for 45 days.
On skins with destemming and pressing of grapes.
Maceration in wooden barrels for 18 days with daily
delestage. The malolactic fermentation process starts
and finishes in oak barrels during the spring/summer of
the year following harvest.
Malanotte ages 24 months in french oak barriques of
second-third use and then 12 months in 50hl oak barrels.
Once bottled, Malanotte ages a further year in bottle
before being displayed.
Opaque red with deep red highlights. The bouquet is
reminiscent of jam, cocoa and plums. The flavour is
austere, zesty and full-bodied becoming velvety with
Ideal accompaniment to game especially if garnished
with spicy sauces. At its best with fatty dishes where the
acidity cleans the palate.
18-20°C in large glasses.