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Azienda Cirelli

Trebbiano d Abruzzo 2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Region: Abruzzo

Grape: Trebbiano

Vineyard Size: 2 hectares

Soil: Calcium and Clay

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Yield: 40hl/ha

Harvest:by hand

Winemaking: Fermentation in steel

Aging: 1 year in stainless steel

Fining: No

Filtration: No

So2: 40mg/L

Name: Azienda Cirelli

Region: Abruzzo

Description:

Agricola Cirelli is an organic farm certified by IMC (doc. n.3194 RV.01), surrounded by 23 hectares of land. All of its production is designed to respect the natural cycles of the olive trees, vineyards, horticultural crops and the animal breeding. Crop rotation, natural fertilization, and free range animal grazing are Agricola Cirelli\'s \"techniques\" of production. This harmonious environment creates olive oil, wine, vegetables, fruit and meats of supreme quality.


The farm grows its food and wine in total respect of organic agriculture. Nature sets the rules and it dictates the rhythm of every activity. The animals\' interaction with the land offer natural grazing and fertilization of the vines, which means there is no need to use harmful chemical substances.


Francesco purchased the land in 2003 right after his graduation in Economics at a prestigious European university. Before this, he was a student at the Italian Navy College. He decided to dedicate himself to organic agriculture because of the profound values of working the land (“Right after God the farmer comes next” he was told once). He is now helped out by his fiancée, Michela.


His favorite wine is his amphora-fermented wine, as they are truly artisanal containers. There is an obligation to only interact manually with the juice, using nothing other than your body. If you have to clean the vessel, you have to go inside it with your swim suit to clean the vessel. This makes for a more emotional process and requires more effort. It’s you and the clay vessel, that is all.

Azienda Cirelli

Montepulciano d Abruzzo 2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Region: Abruzzo

Grape: Montepulciano

Vineyard Size: 2 hectares

Soil: Calcium and Clay

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Yield: 40hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Grapes were hand-harvested into baskets and immediately destemmed, crushed, separated from their skins, and transferred to amphora. 10-15 days of fermentation

Aging: 6 months in stainless steal vat

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: 90mg/L

Trebbiano d Abruzzo 2012 Amphora Aged

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Region: Abruzzo

Grape: Trebbiano

Vineyard Size: 2 hectares

Soil: Calcium and Clay

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Yield: 40hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Grapes were hand-harvested in baskets then immediately destemmed and crushed. The juice was kept in contact with the skins for 20 days in amphora before racking and malolactic fermentation.

Aging: 12 months in amphora

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: 45mg/L

Montepulciano d Abruzzo 2012 Amphora Aged

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Region: Abruzzo

Grape: Montepulciano

Vineyard Size: 2 hectares

Soil: Calcium and Clay

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Yield: 40hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Grapes were hand-harvested into baskets and immediately destemmed, crushed, separated from their skins, and transferred to amphora. After 30 days, the wine was racked and went though malolactic fermentation. Aging: 12 months in amphora.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: 90mg/L

Cerasuolo 2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Region: Abruzzo

Grape: Montepulciano

Vineyard Size: 2 hectares

Soil: Calcium and Clay

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Yield: 40hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Grapes were hand-harvested into baskets and immediately destemmed, crushed. Skin contact maceration. Press and fermented

Aging: 3 months in stainless steal vat.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: 90mg/L