The Gaglioppo Cantine Scala is cultivated at an altitude of 200-250 meters on clayey and sandy soil with south / south-east exposure. The harvest is manual in boxes with selection in the vineyard and is carried out the third decade of October. For vinification the de-stemmed grapes are macerated at a temperature of 25C until the alcoholic fermentation is completed. It is then gently pressed with horizontal presses. The Gaglioppo Cantine Scala at the end of alcoholic fermentation is racked and left to rest in masonry jars for 24-36 months and in barriques for 6-12 months, then ages in bottle.
Territory The Scala company covers an area of 60 hectares, of which about 40 are cultivated with specialized vines for the production of high quality grapes and the remaining ones with orchards. The structure of soils rich in clay and calcium, favors the excellent growth of the vine and the complexity of red wines, while the skeletal richness determines a composition of great aromatic complexity in white wines.
Climate The area is characterized by days always limpid and by a light and constant sea breeze a temperate climate that, thanks to the important temperature range between day and night, ensures optimal ripeness to the grapes. processing Of fundamental importance is also the special relationship of respect and enhancement of the land and its vineyards, always cared for and managed in a careful and scrupulous, following the needs of each stage of growth: from balanced pruning to meticulous peeling, to the punctual thinning of the bunches and, in harvest time, the selection of the grapes before crushing.
Much attention is paid to the winemaking processes: careful selection of modern techniques and equipment allow us to save energy. Our working philosophy allows us to achieve very important objectives: the production of excellent wines to be tasted at any occasion and destined for an ever more extensive and demanding clientele.