RED ALBANA AND CENTESIMINO
SWEET RED RAISIN WINE
This name comes from the Latin “Voca me”, meaning “call me”. I imagined it was the wine, speaking to us almost in a whisper, saying: “Voca me, call me, choose me”. So that it can tell us about how it came to interpret this land.
The grapes come from a small twenty-year-old vineyard facing north, completely surrounded by woodland and with an overall area of 0.3 hectares. Between the rows of Red Albana, a vine known to have been cultivated in Romagna since ancient times, there are a few rows of Centesimino. The two varieties are harvested manually in mid-October, after being left to dry on the vines.
The grapes are placed in small crates and are then transported to the winery for fermentation, which takes place in traditional concrete vats of 10 hectolitres, with the skins macerated for about three weeks. The wine is matured for ten months in the same fermentation vats, and for six months in the bottle.
The wine has a natural sugar residue of 60 mg/litre.
Description: Intense ruby red in colour. The olfactory spectrum opens at once with note of over-ripe red fruits like blackberries, cherries and redcurrants. The olfactory notes are intense, remaining persistently clear. Dense at first in the mouth, with a tactile sensation of sweetness and softness, but well balanced by the acidity and tannins, which help to create a broad and voluminous texture. The structure is not opulent, giving the wine an excellent elegance even when preceded by a number of dry wines.
Pairings: Fruit tarts, chocolate desserts or fancy pastries and biscuits. I advise serving at 14°C in a large glass.
I suggest decanting all the wines 15 minutes before drinking. Any presence of tartrates at the bottom of the bottle is an indication of the natural winemaking process. These deposits have absolutely no effect on the taste and bouquet expressed by the wine.