Vineyard La Collina di Dioniso
Type Still White
Varietals 100% Arneis
Winemaking The grapes are harvested only when fully matured and the vinification starts straight away when they get into the cellar. First it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation – which is tumultuous and takes place at about 28°C in stainless steel tanks – then it follows the maceration. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins and pips – according to the tradition. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar.
Aging The wine matures in big Slavonian oak barrels for at least 9 months – which give to the wine a good balance, ripe tannins and a delicate and captivating bouquet; a short aging in the bottle follows before being sold.
Orange shades which get more evident with aging; its perfumes are delicate, ethereal, intense, round and lingering; the flavors are warm, full-bodied, complex, dry and harmonious. Ripe and complex tannins make the Arneis a powerful wine.