Colli Tortonesi Terre di Libarna Timorasso DOC “Caespes” 2016 – Poggio
Straw yellow colour, intense mineral scent with hints of citrus and spice, with a savoury, full-bodied, structured and persistent taste, with good acidity.
Colli Tortonesi Terre di Libarna Timorasso “Caespes” Poggio is cultivated at an altitude of 500 m on clayey, calcareous soil with a medium texture and south / south-west exposure, it is worked with the utmost care using only organic products in compliance with the environment. The harvest is manual in boxes and begins the third decade September. It follows a vinification with soft pressing and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 14-16 ° C. Colli Tortonesi Terre di Libarna Timorasso “Caespes” Poggio matures one year in steel at a controlled temperature, staying on the lees and programmed batonnages, then refines in bottle for at least 6 months.
VARIOUS NOTES AND PROJECTS: The recovery of the ancient native vine Timorasso in the Borbera and Spinti Valleys began in 2005 with a project called “Lands and flavors of Excellence” which included the establishment of the first vineyards and the request for obtaining the new name, followed by a second project “Table, Tradition, Territory” dedicated mainly to infrastructure and technological systems for production and bottling.
Azienda Agricola Poggio has a recent history but well rooted in the past, i the oldest part of the cellar if you look up into the vault of full bricks you can read a date: 1899. It is then that the native farmhouse was built, where our great-grandparents cultivated the vine but not only, also cereals and fodder for feeding livestock, but they soon realized that Hill Croja with its “poor” land was not suitable for anything other than the cultivation of the vine.
Over the generations the company has specialized in the cultivation of vines and in the production of wine, dedicating itself strongly to the revival and the enhancement of its territory. In recent years, a decisive improvement in the quality of vineyard management has been completed to obtain a higher quality grape to obtain wines with precise and respectful characteristics of our territory. Wine cellar Poggio Castel Boglione the territory that makes the difference, in fact, the company has always used exclusively grapes.
The vineyards are located 350 meters above sea level, resting on the rolling hills located between Langhe and Monferrato, particularly on the “Croja Hill”, which takes its name from its, particularly poor soils, difficult for wheat but ideal for the vine. Here we extend our vineyards: 12 hectares in property located in the town of Castel Boglione entirely of hilly terrain.
Barbera, Dolcetto, Brachetto, Moscato, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown. The climate is the Mediterranean with some continental influence especially in winter; during the entire vegetative cycle of the vine, the predominant factor is the constant wind of the South direction called “Marin” (of the sea) which favours an excellent ripening of the grapes, since it increases the temperature range between night and day.