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Colli di Imola Bianco Salcerella

Updated on August 28, 2012

Salcerella Bianco (Colli D'Imola).

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Nose brings minerality, spicyness and ripe fruits.
Palate initial attack is salty minerality, dried apricots and medium plus acidity.

Finishes long.

Production area: Vigna della Casa, Lola Estate, Imola

Appellation: Colli d'Imola Bianco D.O.C.

Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon blanc

Altitude: 130 metres

Soil profile: Silt-clay

Traning system: Guyot

Vineyard density: 5,000 vines / hectare

Vineyard age: 2001

Yield per vine: 1.3 kg./vine, with cluster thinning

Harvest period: Mid-August

Vinification: 100% in stainless steel

Fermentation temperature: 17°-22°

Average annual production: 7,000 bottles

Organoleptic features and characteristics

New wine from the Fattoria Tre Monti, this wine come from a farm of the sunny hills over Imola and a farm of the hills over Forlì, his mixture of the grape of albana,chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc make Salcerella a well made wine. I like it very much!!!!!

Salcerella eye shows an intense golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent.

The nose denotes intense aromas, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant that open with notes of apple and almond followed by aromas of acacia, banana ripe, vanilla, plum, hawthorn, pineapple, grapefruit and honey. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing.

The finish is persistent with memories of plum, apple, banana and grapefruit.

Salcerella ages in cask.

Tre Monti is a white wine specialist. Lively, refreshing and redolent of white peach, mint and sage, Tre Monti's aromatic white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay successfully wooed the members of Gambero Rosso's tasting panel. The 2007 edition of this esteemed wine guide awarded this white Two Glasses (out of 3) and noted: 'Solid roots are the Navacchia family's strength. Unshaken by events, the family steadfastly continues its quest for well-built quality without recourse to shortcuts. Their experience has become a benchmark for the whole area and is an added value for the winery's projects ... The standard-label whites, in their different styles, are all excellent as usual.'

The winery

The heart of the winery lies in the centre of the farm estate in Imola, where only estate-grown grapes are vinified. All of the vineyards are managed according the principles of sustainable viticulture, which mandates inter-row cover-cropping and the lowest possible use of chemicals. In addition, recent years have witnessed surprising gains as a result of considering the phases of the moon in relation to certain vineyard management practices (one of the doctrines in biodynamic agriculture), such as hedging, planting new new vines, and, in some cases, the harvest itself.

The winery comprises two separate estates, one in the hills near Imola, the other in the hills of Forlì. The winery’s total area amounts to some 55 hectares, all of it planted to vines. The winery’s main facilities and administration are in the centre of the Imola estate, which lies in the Tre Monti (Three Mountains) area constituted by Imola’s first band of hills. At about 100 metres’ elevation, this property covers some 30 hectares, all in vines, with the vineyards facing southeast. Soils are primarily silty-clay, and quite dense. Soil studies confirmed what years of experienced had revealed: the specific Imola vineyard sites and their soil profile make them particularly well-suited for the production of white-wine grapes. The microclimate that distinguishes the Valle del Rio Sanguinario is marked by nighttime temperatures significantly lower than those during the day, which develops aromatic complexity in the grapes, particularly those for white wines. The Petrignone property, covering some 28 hectares, enjoys a magnificent position in the Forlì hills, a terrace at 150 metres’ elevation, with a sweeping view of the Romagna plain below. All of its vineyards face south. The soil is sandy clay, with good pebbly texture. But the property is really a microcosm of various soil types. Zonation studies of the winery properties have revealed a tremendously wide range of soil profiles even within each property, making it necessary to subdivide them further into more localised microclimates.


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