Linnaea Allora Cortese DOC 2017

Variety: 100% Cortese
Region: Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy

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Cortese is an old and rare variety of unknown parentage, grown for centuries on and near the Ligurian coast to satisfy the cravings of the few sea-farers keen for wines to match their daily catch. Carved sequentially from a classic planting of 30 year old vines sitting high in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte, this wine has seen differential skin contact.

20% of the clusters from the south-west exposure of this ancient hillside were individually selected, harvested on September 12 and destemmed to whole berry. These were fermented cool then macerated on skins for 30 days. The remaining clusters were harvested September 14, pressed, and the juice slowly cold-fermented in stainless steel. The wines were re-united in late October before bottling. 100% Cortese. 150 cases produced