"Sciacchetrà Riserva" - Cinque Terre D.o.c.

The Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà is amongst the rarest Italian wines and it is world-famous. The ancient Romans produced it, Boccaccio speaks of it in his writings and Pope Paul III defined it as a “smoky wine of great aroma, with the colour of gold, agreeable but not sweet, not to be consumed during the course of a full meal; a nutritious wine especially for the elderly”. It is obtained by allowing the best grapes of the Cinque Terre area to wither over a long period of time. After fermentation, it is matured and refined in high quality small wooden casks for at least one year. We mature and refine our Sciacchetrà for at least two or three years, depending on the singular characteristics of each harvest. In the local dialect, the word “schiacchetrà” means “press it and forget about it for a long while”. This is the wine for grand occasions, very important festivities and anniversaries.


 

 

CLASSIFICATION: Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà DOC
GRAPES: Mainly Bosco; some Albarola and Vermentino
COLOUR & BOUQUET: Golden yellow with amber hues. Intense aroma of sweet dessert wine with the scent of mountain flowers and flavour of honey. It is a gentle wine, pleasant and harmonious, with sweet
residues.
MEAL SUGGESTIONS: Ideal dessert wine. If consumed with cheese, almost a meditation.
ALC/VOL : Alcol 17 % vol.

 

 

 

 

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Sciacchetrà Riserva Classification: Cinque Terre D.o.c.
First year of production: 1980 Average number of bottles produced: 1.000
Production area: Rio Maggiore Grapes: Bosco 80%, Vermentino, Albarola
Exposure vineyard: South overlooking the sea Yield per hectare: 50
Altimetry: 10/60 Meters above sea level Pruning system: Pergola delle Cinque Terre
Density of the system: 3000 plants / Ha Age of the vineyard: 30
Harvest period: Mid Semptember Material fermentation tanks: Steel Barriques
Aging Material: Chestnut tank Vinification:

3 months in the cellar drying, de-stemmed by hand and put to macerate with the skins

Period of bottling:: December Aging capacity: Very Good
Service Temperature: 18-20° Package: 375ml
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