The 2018 winter was long and with a lot of rain. This played an important role in re-esthablishing the water balance after the heat of 2017. Spring had a slow start and only in mid-July the temperature did rise significantly. This allowed for a fast ripening without however anticipating the harvest that enjoyed a very favorable September. Infact the climate of September and early October allowed us to leave the grapes on the plant longer where necessary. 2018 has been defined as a “traditional harvest” with great balance of its components.
Harvest: 11 October 2018
MeGa (Cru): Fossati
Maceration: 12 days
Aging: 4 small barrels of 228 lt and 7 years old
Aging duration: 30 months
Bottling: 6 July 2021
Alcohol: 14,50 % – Total acidity: 6,19 g/L – Dry extract: 31,3 g/L
A lush , mouth filling style, featuring concentrate of fruits, asian ripe plums and concentre cherry and red apple mint smoothie on a subtle cyclamen and gentian flowers. Light seawater scents lead and open up to a delicate under layers of lichen, eucalypt and balm leaf. Dry and refined tannins are rightly balanced with a juicy blackberry and bloody orange sweet acidity. Distinctive. In 2018 we’ve produced 1.088 bottles.