Centovigne Coste della Sesia DOC Centovigne Coste della Sesia DOC Centovigne Coste della Sesia DOC "il Centovigne" 2012 Download PDF

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Winery Centovigne, Castello di Castellengo
Varieties80% Nebbiolo and 20% Vespolina, Croatina and Uva Rara
Farming Practicesagriculture raisonnée / in conversion
Soilspebbly, sandy and kaolinic clays
Trellis systemGuyot
Hectares/Acres0.5 ha. / 4,000 plants per hectare
Altitude250-300m
Harvest Techniqueby hand into small baskets during the first days of October
Year Vines Were Planted2000
Yeastambient
Fermentationdestemmed / spontaneous fermentation / 17 days of maceration / gentle pressing
Malolacticfull MLF in December
Maturation12 months in cement vats and large oak barrels
Sulfurvery low
Filterno
Finingtartaric precipitation in cement vats
Alcohol13.5%
Item NoIT217-12
Size750ml
Bottle Case12
Country Italy Italy Italy Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Alto Piemonte
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Centovigne Coste della Sesia DOC
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The roots of Centovigne date back to 1682, when the first vats of wine were produced at the Castle of Castellengo. With this deep knowledge of history, owners Danielle, Alessandro and Magda—also filling the role of winemaker and viticulturists—implement a winemaking style with a holistic approach of targeted interventions that maintain the health of high-acidity soils. The goal is to encourage the growth of native vegetation cover and foster the growth of biodiversity in the soils.

The tradition of Azienda Vitivinicola Centovigne is understood to guide the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next and has fundamentally shaped the Centovigne team’s approach to the Earth, its fruits, and winemaking. This generational exchange brings historic practices into the modern era, and the generations that receive these practices contribute new knowledge.

The castle walls of Castello di Castellengo continue to welcome new generations of vintners as a guarantee of the continuity of quality Nebbiolo in the north of Piemonte. The history of the site has shaped the passion of the winemakers as it embraces the unique wealth of the land. The old vines of the area grow among archaeological sites and artifacts buried in the marine sands, gravely and sandy clay soils. And the cellars of the castle—like many others in the area—have housed wine cellars for centuries.

These practices have preserved the unique flavor and irresistible elegance and minerality of the wines of Centovigne and the Castle of Castellengo.