V.Q.P.R.D. Controguerra Bianco Doc Costalupo
70% Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, 15% Passerina, 15% Chardonnay.
Colour: straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Nose: fruity, flower-like, white flowers, delicate.
Flavour: dry, fresh, naturally persistent with a profile of distinction and elegance.
The vineyards are located in the municipality ofControguerra, approximately 270 metres a.s.l.
COMPOSITION OF SUBSOIL
Rather loose soil with small amounts of clay.
CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANT EQUIPMENT
Vineyards are trained partly with pergola Abruzzese system system with 1,100 stocks per hectare and partly with a row planting system, with 2,200 stocks per hectare. The rows are partly north-east and partly south-west oriented.
TIMES OF HARVEST AND WINE-MAKING
The Costalupo grapes are harvested after a scrupulous selection, during the last decade of September, except for the Chardonnay grapes that are harvested earlier, generally in late August, early September. Grapes are stemmed and crushed in a very delicate way. The must obtained is left inside stainless steel tanks that are heat-conditioned, for fermentation so that the temperature can be controlled and kept between 18 and 20°C.
Alcohol 12.50% vol.
Total Acidity 6.00 g/l
Visit us in Controguerra, a village built upon the hills of Teramo, where the majestic Gran Sasso dominates the area with the sea on the background.