Wine Detail

Grifoglietto

Wine name:Grifoglietto

Appellation:PERGOLA ALEATICO SUPERIORE DOC

Zone:Grifoleto, Pergola (province of Pesaro and Urbino)

Cru:Grifoleto

Vineyard extension (hectares):1

Blend:100% Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (clone Aleatico)

Vineyard age (year of planting):Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (clone Aleatico) 1966

Soil Type:Tending to clayey

Exposure:South-east, altitude 350 meters above sea level

Altitude:300 meters above sea level

Colour:Ruby red with purple reflections

Nose:The nose is austere at first, then rose, wild strawberry and rasberry notes are evident

Flavour:dry, fresh, harmonic and typical

Serving temperature (°C):14-16

Match with:Salame, white meat dishes, truffle and mushroom dishes, snail dishes (especially "lumache in porchetta" a traditional recipe)

Average no. bottles/year:3,300

Grape yield per hectare tons:5

Notes:

The wine is made with an Aleatico clone (locally called Vernaccia rossa di Pergola) which is present in the area since 1234, when the town of Pergola was founded. The vineyard can be considered a "cru". Vineyard density: 2,000 vines/hectare

Vinification and ageing

Harvest by hand, the grapes are taken to the cellar as quickly as possible. Destemming of the clusters. Cold maceration with the skins at 6 degrees Celsius at 6 degrees Celsius. Fermentation with wild yeast with temperature control for 10-15 days with pumping over of the must 2 or 3 times a day. Malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in large oak casks of a capacity of 25 Hectolitres for 10 months. Finishing in the bottle for 10 months.

Wine Producer

VILLA LIGI DI STEFANO TONELLI

Website:http://www.villaligi.it

Address:Via Zoccolanti 25/A 61045 Pergola (PU)

Owner:Tonelli Family

Year of establishment:1985

Total annual production:50000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):25

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):1ha Barbera 3ha Biancame 1ha Cabernet sauvignon 1ha Chardonnay 1ha Merlot 4ha Montepulciano 0.5ha Moscato bianco 1ha Riesling 4ha Sangiovese 0.5ha Sauvignon Blanc 2ha Verdicchio 6ha Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (Aleatico clone)

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
double/single Tuscan arch

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:mid August/mid September

Agronomist:Francesco Tonelli

Oenologist:Stefano Tonelli and Marco Gozzi

History

The Tonelli family have been vignerons for three generations. In 1985 Francesco, an agronomist and a sommelier, decided to leave his job as a teacher and to dedicate himself completely to viticulture and wine making: he searched for rare and old vines of Vernaccia Rossa and had them reproduced by specialised nurseries. He also helped to establish the tiny "Pergola" appellation (of a total vineyard extension of barely 45 hectares and made up of just 3 producers). Francesco is supported by his son Stefano, an oenologist, who, after having worked for a few wineries in Australia, is now helping his father with passion and dedication.

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