Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC

Piana Grande


Piana Grande

The Orvieto Classico Superior DOC, is a blend of local grapes, as required by the Denomination of Origin.
The wine is made from grapes planted in 1970 with mainly Grechetto. Small quantities of Sauvignon Blanc have been added just before bottling.
All the phenolic phases are monitored regularly during the maturing period.
Great important is given to the exact moment of harvesting each individual variety.

Production zoneHilly slopes at 300-340m above sea level, south, south/westerly exposure

VignetoIl Caio, Terzano

Tipologia di terrenoClay and loam with good porosity of the soil from Pliocene time

Sistema di allevamentoSpur cordon with 8/9 buds

Resa per ettaroMax 80 q/ht

VendemmiaBeginning-mid. September

VinificazioneOnce harvest has been completed, the vinification process takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature 15°-18°C.

Maturazione ed affinamentoOnce the alcoholic fermentation has taken place the wine is kept sur lees for two months to improve flavours and structure. The wine undertakes at least two months of affination in bottles before it is released to the market

ColoreVery luminous yellow straw

ProfumoWhite fresh fruits with a clear scent of peach and apricot in a floral background

SaporeFresh and fruity with a well balanced acidy and a harmonious finish

AbbinamentiPasta “carbonara”, tempuras, vegetable quiche, fresh cheeses, rabbit and turkey

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