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Niccoló Grippaldi 'Dei Pinti' 2018

Niccoló Grippaldi 'Dei Pinti' 2018

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Bio dynamic wine

Niccoló Grippaldi

'Dei Pinti' 2018 DOC Sicilia

Number of bottles of the year 2018:

2800

217 Magnums

Soil:

Volcanic, with medium presence of skeleton, mainly sandy: 680 metres above sea level, on the North side.

Year of implantation:

1910-1930

Training system:

Etnean Alberello (bush-tree)

Variety:

Nero D'Avola 80% || Nerello Mascalese 20%

Yield:

40 q.li/hectare

Harvest:

Manual harvest in the early morning and delivery to the cellar in 10 kg boxes.

Fermentation:

The grapes were left in pre-fermentative maceration for 2 days and once the alcoholic fermentation was completed, there was a post-fermentative maceration of about a month. Once the wine was drawn off, it remained on the fine lees with continuous batonnage until June, after which it was put on the clean lees and bottled in August 2019 and has remained in the glass until today.

Fermentation and aging in concrete vats of 25hl, at increasingly longer intervals, in the descending moon day of flowers, I carry out a remuage for each individual bottle.

After the destemming, grapes ferment in small tanks with selected yeast under uncontrolled temperature. During maceration, which lasts 10-12 days, daily breaking up of the marc are carried out by manual punching down. After the racking, malolactic fermentation is carried out 700 liter oak tonneaux with indigenous lactic bacteria.

Palate:

The taste-olfactory sweetness of its mix of black cherry/vanilla/cinnamon is the strong point of this magnificent wine.

Magnificent because it is capable of being caressing, balsamic and persuasive despite its dense load of extracts and tannin.

Fleshy flesh, then, reveals the touch, with a flavour that does not linger or sink into bitterness, but soars on the enveloping roundness of its harmonious forest fruit, of which the blueberry is the master.

It has an intact oxidative turgidity and a dream-like power and persistence.

Abv:

14%

 

The Producer:

My name is Nicolò Grippaldi, I am 35 years old and I am a small biodynamic wine grower from Gagliano Castelferrato, a small village 651 metres above sea level in the province of Enna, Sicily.

My dream began in Florence when I attended the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy. In those years I heard the word biodynamics for the first time from my dear friends, the owners of Castello dei Rampolla, and from there destiny changed my life. After graduating I decided to return to Sicily and on my great-grandfather's abandoned land in 2015 I planted about 11,000 vine shoots, 7,000 of which are productive because I am grafting the remaining ones slowly otherwise I cannot manage them alone and because I am grafting a massal selection by taking the scions from 4 ancient pergolas of my great-grandfather's Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese to multiply them.  The sixth of planting is 2.70m x 0.90 m guyot espalier.Half vineyard Nerello Mascalese, other half Nero d'AvolaThe altitude ranges from 650 to 700 m above sea level, south exposure, orientation of rows south / south-east, NO IRRIGATION.The average production for each vine is about 1.

 

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