Decugnano dei Barbi
Decugnano dei Barbi - IL Bianco
Denomination Orvieto Classico Superiore Doc
Grapes Grechetto 55%, Vermentino 25%,
Chardonnay 15%, Procanico 5%
Number of Bottles 20,000 bottles
First vintage 1978
Alcohol 13.5% vol.
TERROIR AND VINEYARDS
Vineyards Planted in 1976, 1986, 1997 e 2000. Facing southwest and southeast.
Altitude 320 meters above sea level
Soil Marl and loam, rich of fossilized shells. It dates back to the Pliocene age (2.5-3.6 MM years ago). Structure: sand (46%), clay (32%) and loam (22%).
Pruning Spurred cord, with 12-16 buds per vine.
VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Harvest From Sept 9th to 25th 2014, depending on the grape variety.
Production 7,000 kg of grapes per hectare.
Vinification The grapes are first cooled and then pressed very softly. The grapes yield in must is 66%.
Fermentation In stainless steel vats at 14°-16°C (57°-61°F) for 15-20 days. Less than 10% was fermented in French oak barrels.
Refining 6 months in stainless steel vats, then 6 months in bottle before release.