Boniperti 2018 'Favolalunga' Vespolina, Colline Novaresi DOC
Item Number: 15643
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Colline Novaresi DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Vespolina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Alluvial clay with sand
If there was one Vespolina to rule them all, Favolalunga would be it. It is an exceptional example of the grape variety. Favolalunga means "long fable" and refers to the fact that a good wine also has a long history.
Terroir Notes: Vespolina is native to Piedmont. The vine likes warmer areas, so it grows well in Fara. A high percentage of Giberto's plantings are on sand, which yields less tannins.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit is manually harvested during the last week of September. Grapes are destemmed and gently mashed. Fermentation, including malolactic, occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine matures in stainless steel for 6 months, with an additional 4 months in bottle. It is not fined but undergoes coarse filtration prior to bottling.