When in 1997 we purchased Castello di Corbara we immediately realised that Orvieto was an hidden jewel for red wines.
Adjacent to lake Corbara, on the east side of the winery, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes have found the perfect combination of soil and microclimate.
The Corbare Lake Doc was our first wine, blend of Sangiovese grapes, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Production zoneHilly slopes at 250-350m above sea level, south, south/westerly exposure
VignetoPoggio Noceto, Poggio, Viavalle, Ponticello
Tipologia di terrenoClay and loam depending on the grape variety
Sistema di allevamentoSpur cordon with 6/8 buds
Resa per ettaroMax. 70q/ht
VendemmiaEnd of September, beginning of October
VinificazioneWhen harvest has been completed, the vinification process takes place in stainless steel vats where the grapes are individually kept at controlled temperature of 25°-28°C. Maceration lasts 15-18 days with regular plunge down of the cap.
Maturazione ed affinamentoOnce the alcoholic fermentation has taken place the wine is kept in small Slavonia oak barrels (barrique) for 12 months. The wine undertakes at least 5-6 months of affination in bottles before it is released to the market
ColoreIntense ruby red
ProfumoClear notes of mature red pulp fruits with hints of spices, coffee, vanilla, plums, chestnuts and tobacco.
SaporeThe palate is round and full, with smooth tannins. Long finish with fruits returns.
AbbinamentiItalian salami, succulent dishes, grilled meat, mature cheeses
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