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Cantina Altarocca, Librato Umbria Rosso I.G.T.
(lee-brah-TOH um-BREE-ah roh-soh)

 

Tasting Notes: Located in the heart of Orvieto Classico, Altarocca–as its name would imply–is at 350m above sea level, higher than its neighbors, and consequently has a longer ripening season. Using classic Umbrian varietals such as Grechetto and even Procanico, Altarocca has a deep respect for tradition, but also a highly modern approach to winemaking, using low yields, sustainable methods, and the best technology. This wine is bright and sunny, with citrus and granite overtones.

Location Umbria, Italy.
(Town of Orvieto)
11 hectares.
Soil Volcanic. Mainly Clay.
Estate Cantina Altarocca.
(cahn-TEE-nah ahl-tah-ro-kah)
Vine Spurred Cordon.
5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Emiliano Sirchia.
(ee-MEE-lea-ah-noh SEER-chea)
Vinification Contact with skins for 18 hours in temp controlled stainless steel.
Varietals 60% Cabernet Franc,
40% Merlot.
Barrel No barrel aging.
Residual Sugar 0.15 grams per liter. Maturation 2 months in the bottle.
Acidity 6.0 grams per liter. Vintage Production 2,700 cases.
Alcohol 13.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Tagitelle with ragu and black truffles, foie gras, and wild Alaskan salmon.
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