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Castelzola bianco


To make this wine we must forget!
Forget the Pignoletto and Albana grapes hanging in the vineyard.
Forget the concept of pressing. Forget the vats not being full…
A late-harvest wine with an innate, vibrant and fresh vitality.
An intuition that comes from long ago, Botrytis, the Solera method in the winery and the wait – for CastelZola bianco! Now such a rarity that even the autumns are nostalgic about it…

Technical sheet

Late harvest wine

Soil type: Mediterranean clayey Terra Rossa
Production area: estate vineyards in Ponte Ronca, Zola Predosa, within the Colli Bolognesi DOC area
Harvest method: by hand in crates containing 15kg (second pick) of overripe and Botrytis-affected grapes
Vinification: whole-berry soft press for Grechetto gentile. Fermentation in concrete vat, lees-stirring for 6 months, racking and maturing in concrete vats. Addition of small quantities of late-harvest Albana 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2020 vintages stored in perpetual concrete vats using the Solera method.
Grape variety: Grechetto gentile, Albana
Training system: vertical trellis, 2500 vines/ha, east-west facing, planted 1970 (Albana). Vertical trellis, 4500 vines/ha, north-south facing (Grechetto gentile)
Yield per hectare: 5-7 tons
Bottle: Bordeaux
Bottle size: 50cl bottle
Closure system: isobaric system with nitrogen with plant-based bio-polymer closure
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Serving temperature: 10°C
Total acidity: 5.20g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.67g/l
Total sulphites: 100mg/l
Residual sugar: 70g/l
Bottles produced: current batch 966 bottles