Gutturnio DOC Frizzante Rosso
60% Barbera 40% Bonarda (aka Croatina). Croci's vines are planted on sandy limestone soils rich in fossilized seashell material; there is more red clay in the parcels for the Gutturnio. The vines are farmed organically, and everything is done by hand, including weeding and harvest. The grapes are co-fermented spontaneously in open vats with an approximately 8-day maceration with frequent pump-overs. The wine then rests in foudre through the winter before bottling; as the spring air warms the cellar, re-fermentation kicks in. The wine spends a minimum of 10 months in the bottle, finshing fully dry, and is not disgorged or filtered before release.