Viognier IGT Lazio Vinea Domini
Varietal origin: the vine belongs to the Moscati family, of Balkan origins, introduced in the Rhone Valley by Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus, is originally from Sirmium in Serbia where it is still cultivated on the island of Vis with the name of Bugava. Long forgotten, due to low productivity, today it is booming in warm climate regions where it best expresses its intense aroma. In Italy it is widespread in Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Umbria and Lazio.
Harvest period: first ten days of September.
Vinification system: in white after short cold maceration.
Malolactic fermentation: prevented through the cold.
Aging: 3 months of aging in steel on the fine lees.
Bottles produced: 3000
Exclusive Viticultural Practices: Guyot pruning for the low sterility of the basal buds. Harvest slightly later than normal to favor the dissolution of the terpene aromas from the peel to the juice.
Exclusive Oenological Practices: cryomaceration of the skin at 8 ° C for 12 h, in the presence of aroma-releasing enzymes. Use of selected yeasts, specific for Viognier.