Ottonese (also known as Bombino) by Merumalia, on the nose recalls citrus fruit: it has a nice acidity on palate and a quite long persistence with a balanced sapidity. This autochthonous grape grows on a volcanic soil, respecting the nature and the environment. The vineyard are grown on the north side of volcanic, rocky soil (mineral rich) of Castelli Romani, respecting the nature and the environment. OTTONESE grapes production has an upper limit of 8 tons per hectar (much less then permitted). Grapes are pressed very softly in inert environment. To limit the generation of sulphites, the fermentation initiated with selected yeast, is thermally controlled in inox containers. The wine is ageing in inox and in bottle.
VINTAGE - ALCOHOL: 2017 – 13,5 % Vol.
GRAPE VARIETY: Bombino 100%
VINEYARD: Spurred cordon, > 4000 vines/ha Average height above sea level: 190 m Exposure: North-North West
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
FERMENTATION: Gentle pressing, selected yeasts, in inox tanks at controlled temperature (14,5-15°C)
PRODUCTION: Produced & Bottled by Merumalia Soc. Agr. 2100 bottles
AGEING: 4 months in inox, 3 months in bottle
COLOUR: Shining straw yellow
CHARACTER: Mineral, fresh, young
NOSE: Citrus fruit TASTE: Nice acidity and good persistence, balanced saltiness
PAIRING: Raw fish, crustaceans, fish-based dishes
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: We recommend to serve it at 10°- 12° C