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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Pignoletto dell’Emilia Bianco Frizzante Secco
Pignoletto 30 years Sandy Clay .5 ha
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Rosato
Lambrusco Grasparossa 15 years old Clay, limestone .7 ha
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco
Lambrusco Grasparossa 19 - 39 years Clay and silt 4.6 ha
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco “Monovitigno”
Lambrusco Grasparossa 42 years Clay and silt 1.83 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards face south-southeast

• Spurred cordon training

• Manual harvest

• 5000 vines / ha

• Rosé juice is obtained by direct press
• Wines undergo fermentation with natural yeasts
• Fermented and aged in stainless steel

• Charmat method (differs from the classic method as the second fermentation takes place in a large pressurized container, instead of in the bottle

MISCELLANEA

“Moretto is to Lambrusco what Tempier and Terrebrune are to rosé. It reminds me of the best reds of Bandol and Tuscany, with herbs like thyme, and a sort of dusty mineral quality, like you find in some of the top Bordeaux and Tuscan wines.”

                                                                                                           
Kermit Lynch

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Emilia-Romagna
Appellation(s)
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Producer
Altariva Family
Founded
1971
Annual Production
4200 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.fattoriamoretto.it
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