2011 Corsa "Sella Ronda" Rosso
Teroldego Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
This Teroldego has an intense, violet-toned ruby colour which becomes garnet with age. Intense and intriguing violet scented fruit characters, typical of this wine, dominate the nose, becoming full, ethereal and persistent as thewine ages. The palate is warm and sappy with a pleasingly bittersweet aftertaste, well balanced with a good tannin structure.
Grapes: Teroldego- average age of 20- 30 Year Old Vines.
Region of Origin: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, Trentino, Northeast Italy
Production Area: Trentino DOC. Single Vineyard: Maso Rover (hills around Pressano and Sorni - close to Lavis)
Vineyard Treatment & Sustainability of Farming: The vines nutrition is planned with the use of humus-mineral fertilizers with a very low nitrogen content, it is distributed different levels of manure during the years and green manure is used to improved the soil fertility. This is used copper for downy mildew - depending on the vintage, very rarely, are used anti - mildew products, and wet and powdery sulfur, it is pesticides for botrytis, and we are using since the last 20 years sexual confusion to diminish caterpillar and edemas. Herbicides are not used and weeds are controlled by machines working or cutting the grass.
Harvest date: Late September/Beginning of October
Exposure and altitude: West - South West ; 370 m Above Sea Level
Cultural Relevance: Teroldego is an indigenous vine that has been cultivated in the Trentino since ancient times.
Vinification: Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts for fermentation.
Elevage: static decantation in stainless steel tanks and malolatic fermentation; 100% aging in French oaks barriques for about 10 months before bottling; Bottles left to rest in cool dark cellar for 4 months before release of wine.