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Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio

From Sangiovese grapes, handpicked in the historic Vigna Godenza, is born a wine, that goes back to the origins of the traditions of this vineyard and the territory of Predappio.

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 IL SANGIOVESE

Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio

With Sangiovese grapes grown on the sandy slopes of the Rabbi’s valley, we have produced a wine, quick, stinging and easy-going as wines used to be. A tribute to the tradition of our territory.

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BRO’

Bianco Forlì IGT

Trebbiano cultivated on the sloping hills that look out at the Adriatic Sea and vinified with the skins of Pagadebit grapes. A journey into the depths of memory to reminisce.

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CLIMATE TREND 2018

The weather pattern of 2007 continued into 2018, with high temperatures and moderate rainfall. In early February, the natural vegetation, as well as fruit-bearing plants,  were ready to start their growth cycle again with the blooming of violets and calendulas and the blossoming of cherry and apricot trees in the sunniest fields.

Winter arrived in mid-February with abundant rainfall and snowfall even at a low altitude. There was much concern over the minimum temperatures dropping below -8°C degrees and, in  some cases, below- 12°C in many areas of Central Italy. Such an unusual drop in temperatures at this time of the year damaged olive groves and orchards and slowed down the growth of cover crops, but caused only sporadic damage to the vines.

The months of March, April and May saw heavy rainfall which, in addition to the winter snowfall, contributed to the replenishing of the aquifers and rivers that had been heavily depleted throughout 2017.  Mild spring temperatures and no heatwaves, but long periods of heavy humidity (it had not been so intense in May for years).

The vines then reached the flowering stage and vegetative vigour, but there was some concern about downy mildew, grape shatter and powdery mildew affecting the vines because of the meteorological conditions (rainfall and humidity) and because of the difficulty in performing phytosanitary treatments and canopy management operations at the right time.

A good average yield (especially where, in 2007, the production was low because of the frost), with the exception of the vineyards seriously stressed by the 2017 summer drought (which occurred at the same time as the forming of fruit buds).

The summer got off  to a cool start, with frequent rainfall and moderate maximum temperatures. Over the last ten days of July and the first twenty days of August, the arrival of African anticyclones over Italy led to a sharp rise in temperatures alternating with violent downpours and, unfortunately, hailstorms as well.

The vines, which reached the summer season about ten days behind the average ten-year-period schedule,  coped with the heat stress differently, either draining the soil’s water supply and making up for the delay or showing signs of stress and loss of foliage, in particular, the younger vines or those most exposed to the sun and south-east wind.

Fall arrived soon, in early September, providing wonderful night-day temperatures swings and some concern, as a sudden rise in temperatures in mid-September, accompanied by rainfall, promoted the proliferation of Botrytis cinerea and bacteria.

Harvest time arrived at last, and not ahead of schedule, often with higher grape yield than expected due to the berries’ high growth rate and some apprehension about the grapes’ phytosanitary state and risk of grape dilution.  The well-balanced vines got the best out of the season’s slow ripening process and impressive temperature swings, with the minimum temperatures dropping well below 8° C in late September.

The vintage can be described as interesting: not too concentrated or excessively green, rich in fruity aromas, relaxed tannins and salty on the palate, at times ambitious enough to compete with the fresh yet very elegant 2010 vintage.

 

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CAMPAIGN FINANCED ACCORDING TO (EC) REGULATION NO. 1308/2013 EU

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/ Godenza 2013 – awarded as “Excellent” wine by the Espresso Guide 2016

/ Godenza 2014 – awarded with the “Three Glasses” by the Top Italian Wines 2017 of Gambero Rosso

/ Godenza 2016 – awarded with the “Three Glasses” by the Top Italian Wines 2019 of Gambero Rosso

/ Godenza 2016  awarded with “2 ♥” by Merum

/ Godenza 2016  awarded with 92 points by James Suckling

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/ Il Sangiovese 2014 – awarded with the “Three Glasses” by the Top Italian Wines 2016 of Gambero Rosso

/  Il Sangiovese 2015 – awarded with the “Oscar bere bene” by the Gambero Rosso 2017 and received a most favourable result 91/100 during a blind tasting by Marco Tonelli for “GardiniNotes, the Wine Killers”.

/ Il Sangiovese 2016 –awarded with the “Three Glasses” by the Top Italian Wines 2018 of Gambero Rosso and with the “Oscar bere bene” by the Gambero Rosso 2018.

Il Sangiovese 2016  awarded with “2 ♥” by Merum
/ Il Sangiovese 2018 – awarded with the “Three Glasses” by the Top Italian Wines 2020 of Gambero Rosso
/ Il Sangiovese 2018 – awarded with 91 points by James Suckling

GODENZA

TECHNICAL FILE

Type of wine: Red wine from sustainable farming.
Denomination: Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio.
Location of the vineyards: Fiumana di Predappio (Forlì, Italy).
CRU: Specific vineyard called Godenza.
Altitude: 300-340 m a.s.l.
Soil type: Calcareous yellow clay soils, with sand presence (30%).
Vineyards characteristics: Vines of 1999, with 4.500 plants per hectar, spurred-cordon training.
Grape variety: 100% Large-berried Sangiovese, Romagna biotype.

Harvest: Manual, in the second week of September.
Yield: 5.000kg / hectar; 1,5 kg per plant.
Vinification: The different clones are harvested and made the fermentation in blend. The fermentation is in stainless steel with controlled temperature. The maceration with the skins is 28 days and after the malo lactic fermentation.
Ageing: 8 months in stainless steel tanks and minimum 12 months in bottle.
Annual production: 13.000 bottles.

 

 

 

IL SANGIOVESE

TECHNICAL FILE

Type of wine: Red wine from sustainable farming.
Denomination: Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio.
Location of the vineyards: Fiumana di Predappio (Forlì, Italy).
Altitude: 250-300 m a.s.l.
Soil type: Calcareous yellow clay soils.
Vineyards characteristics: Vines of 2002, with 4.500 plants per hectar, spurred-cordon training.
Grape variety: 100% Large-berried Sangiovese, Romagna biotype.

Harvest: Manual, in the second week of September.
Yield: 1,5 kg per plant; 5.000kg / hectar.
Vinification: The different clones are harvested and made the fermentation in blend. The fermentation is in stainless steel with controlled temperature. The maceration with the skins is 18 days and after the malo lactic fermentation.
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks and minimum 8 months in bottle.
Annual production: 32.000 bottles.

BRO’

TECHNICAL FILE

Type of wine: White wine from sustainable agriculture.
Denomination: Trebbiano Forlì IGT.
Location of the vineyards: Fiumana di Predappio (Forlì, Italy).
Altitude: 200 m a.s.l.
Soil type: Yellow clay soil with limestone and Sulphur minerals.
Vineyards characteristics: Vines of 2001-2012, with 4.500 plants per hectare, with a Guyot training system.
Grape variety: 100% Trebbiano Romagna’s typical clone.

Harvest: Hand-picking, in the first week of September.
Yield: 9.000kg / hectar; 2 kg per plant.
Vinification: Fermentation of Trebbiano must with a 4-month maceration with a little quote
of skins. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks.
Ageing: 4 months on lees in stainless steel tanks and minimum 2 months in bottle.
Annual production: production va in grassetto.

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