Winemaking: Lagrein single-varietal
In our dialect, the term ?pletter? indicates a type of
sedimentary rock (sandstone) from which some of our terrain
originated. That term comes from the German Bl?tter,
meaning ?leaves?, because of the layers present in the rock.
The grapes come from a vineyard with light western exposure,
in Pressano, at 300 m.a.s.l.
Loose, deep soils of ancient origins distinguish this vineyard,
located just meters from our cellar. The vines have an average
age of 35 years and are trained on pergolas, with a density of
3,500 trunks per hectare.
The hand-picked grapes are de-stemmed, and the fermentation
takes place in stainless steel tanks. After 10 days, when the
fermentation has finished, the racking off takes place. The
resulting wine is aged for 12 months in barriques that have
been used 3 or 4 times. Bottling usually takes place 18 months
after the harvest. Once it is bottled, Pletter is aged an
additional 6 months in the cellar before being sold.
BOTTLES AND YIELDS
The production of this wine is closely linked to seasonal
trends; Pletter is produced only in the years that allow for the
full ripening of the grapes. In favorable vintages, up to 10,000
bottles are produced, with a yield of 7,000kg of grapes per