Appellation:PERGOLA ALEATICO DOC
Zone:Districts of Montalfoglio and of Montevecchio, Grifoleto, Pergola (provincia di Pesaro e Urbino)
Vineyard extension (hectares):4
Blend:100% Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (Aleatico clone)
Vineyard age (year of planting):Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (Aleatico clone) 1976,1991
Soil Type:Montalfoglio district: medium texture, tending to clayey. Montevecchio district: tending to calcarous
Colour:Ruby red with purple reflections
Nose:Intense, cherry, pomegranate, underbrush berry notes.
Flavour:Dry, fresh, harmonic, typical
Serving temperature (°C):14-16
Match with:Salame, white meat, dishes with truffle and mushrooms, fish soups.
Average no. bottles/year:20,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:6
Vinification and ageing
Destemming and crushing of the clusters, fermentation with temperature control (25-28 degrees Celsius) for 7-10 days in stainless steel; malolactic fermentation in glazed cement vats, the wine matures in glazed cement vats for 3 months. Bottling during the month of January. Finishing in the bottle.
Address:Via Zoccolanti 25/A 61045 Pergola (PU)
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:
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
Oenologist:Stefano Tonelli and Marco Gozzi
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.