Assisi Grechetto DOC cellar Sportoletti
The vineyards are at an altitude of
about 300 metres, about 15 years old, and are all situated within the
DOC wine production area of Assisi. The soil is mainly shallow, of
medium consistency, with a high level of skeletal deposits deriving
from the dissolving of the calcareous rock of Mount Subasio.
Vinification: the grapes, transported immediately to the winery, were destalked and macerated for approximately 6 hours, before soft pressing. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermal-conditioned stainless steel tanks, at a maximum temperature of 16°C. The wine is then refined in bottles for several months before being marketed.
Tasting notes: intense straw yellow, it expresses the delicate bouquet of jasmine, white peaches and Golden Delicious apples. It is warm and soft in the mouth, with mineral notes and a slightly mentholated finish.
Recommended for appetizers and main courses of fish and vegetables; grilled vegetables, seafood, white meats grilled.
A brief history: production of DOC Assisi started
in 1997, confirming the wine producing vocation of the area, which was
initially renowned for the production of extra virgin olive oil.
Grechetto is one of the few indigenous varieties of the region, and has
always been cultivated for the production of a structured and high
The Sportoletti business has been producing 100% Grechetto since it was founded, proof of our passion for this unique grape.
The Sportoletti family, who have been farmers for generations, have always been passionately dedicated to wine production. Towards the end of the 1970s, the brothers Ernesto and Remo, reaping the benefits of what their father Vittorio taught them, decided to dedicate themselves exclusively to wine production. In 1979 the first one thousand bottles were produced with their own label. Since then they have constantly been researching the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, using their skills to take the best advantage of the potential of the land-the hills between Spello and Assisi- where their 30 hectares of vineyard are situated. At present, five different wines are produced: Assisi Rosso DOC, Assisi Grechetto DOC, Villa Fidelia Bianco IGT, Villa Fidelia Rosso IGT e Villa Fidelia Passito IGT. Over the past ten years production has been stable at approximately 200,000 bottles per year. Since 1998 the company has had the excellent advice of the enologist and agronomist Riccardo Cotarella. On the borders of the national park of Monte Subasio, at about 500 metres above sea level, the company has approximately 2000 Moraiolo olive trees, the fruit of which produces an excellent Organic Extra virgin Olive Oil.
|denomination||Assisi Grechetto DOC|
|features||Dry white wine|
|alcohol||13 % vol|
|winemaking||The grapes, transported immediately to the winery, were destalked and macerated for approximately 6 hours, before soft pressing. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermal-conditioned stainless steel tanks, at a maximum temperature of 16°C.|
|Ageing||The wine is then refined in bottles for several months before being marketed.|
|Food Type||Appetizers and main dishes of fish, seafood salad, fried fish, grilled fish and vegetables, omelets.|