Pure Vermentino coming from a single vineyard, North-West oriented to catch every last bit of sunlight, over the sandy-clay soils down in the valley.
In the part of the vineyard dedicated only to Vermentino, that is sensitive to sea breezes and early morning frost, grapes grow with rich and juicy fruits, that require special care in pruning and leaf-stripping.
Starting from 2013, we allow the innate yeasts from the terrior to begin the spontaneous fermentation process, in order to enhance the savoury minerality that always distinguishes taste of Aprilante.
It is fermented in steel vats that are moved outside the cellar during the winter season, under the usual snowfalls to facilitate the natural clarifying and decanting processes.
Aprilante is bottled in early spring, preserving its savoury mineral finish.
Grape: Vermentino 100%
Vineyard: Melucci: 60-90 mt asl North.-East oriented
Training method: cordon spur
Soil: medium mixture sandy or sandy-clayey
Harvest: harvest hand made in small baskets, on September 18th