Gutturnio DOC Frizzante Rosso 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB5326-14
Product Line: 
Sparkling Red
Varietal: 
Barbera
Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Emilia-Romagna
Farming Type: 
Organic
Croci

60% Barbera 40% Bonarda (aka Croatina). Croci's vines are planted on sandy limestone soils rich in fossilized seashell material and are farmed organically; everything is done by hand, including weeding and harvest. The soils for the red Gutturnio Frizzante contain a little more red clay. The grapes are co-fermented in open vats with natural yeasts and undergo an approximately 8-day maceration with frequent pump-overs. The wine then spends about 8 months in foudres with two rackings before being bottled to finish fermentation. It spends a minimum of 10 months in the bottle and is not disgorged or filtered before release.