Nero della corte
Made from 100% Barbera grapes produced using massal selection from vines in the historic Sterparo vineyard. They were planted in the Colle della Corte vineyard in 2004. This 6-hectare vineyard, situated below the borgo of Prossedi in the valley of the Amaseno river, is surrounded by the Monti Lepini, 15 kilometres from the sea. First vintage 2015.
Type of wine: Red wine produced from vineyards cultivated using sustainable farming methods and now being converted to organic.
Denomination: Lazio Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Grape Varieties: 100% Barbera
Production area: From the Colle della Corte vineyard, in the hills alongside the Amaseno river valley, at an altitude of 100 metres. It stretches along a ventilated slope facing three directions: south-west, east and south-east, about 15 kilometres from the sea
Soil: Layered rock, with a base of limestone topped with clay banks and some marine sediment
Plants: per hectare 4,000
Training system: Cordon spur
Harvest: Mid September, manually
Vineyard age: Planted in 2004
Vinification: After the grapes have been crushed and de-stemmed, fermentation begins between 28-30°C. The maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks over about 30 days with daily punching down and over. In March-April the new wine is transferred to new and second-passage barriques where it ages for 12 months. It is then assembled and bottled. It is bottle-fined for at least 6 months before being sold.