6ha. under vine
Azienda Agricola Guccione has a very interesting past, most recently revolving around a brotherly fall-out. After the tragic death of older brother Manfredi, Francesco now has sole responsibility for farming the 6 remaining hectares of vines. Each vintage of Francesco’s wines are experiments, as he attempts to find the perfect way to express the varieties and terroir of his land. He is committed to low intervention and minimal sulphur use, and sings ariettas to his tanks and barrels as they mature.
The same soil structure is spread through the vineyards and is clay, iron and chalk.
Single vineyard on a medium brown clayey mixture. Vinification and ageing in steel. 1,000 bottles produced.
T 1516 2015/2016
A blend of 2015 and 2016, in 2017, aged for 1 year together. Fermented and aged in stainless steel
Single plot in Cerasa - Guyot pruning with a planting density: 1100 plants / hectare.
Soft pressing. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts and subsequent vinification in steel. Aging in the same container. Bottling in September before the harvest.
50% Trebbiano & 50% Cataratto
Bianco di Cerasa, an original and traditional blend of the area.
Soft pressing. Vinification and ageing in steel. 2,000 bottles produced
T 12-5 2012
Vinification and ageing in 2.800 liter oak barrels. Bottled in September 2017. 3,000 Bottles produced.
Maceration with 50% of skins for 10-15 days. Vinification and ageing in steel for 1 year
Wine-making: Soft pressing. Maceration with 50% of skins for 10-15 days. vinification and ageing in steel for 1 year
Perricone & Nerello Mascalese
A blend invented by Francesco's Grandfather. Maceration with 50% of skins for 10-15 days.. Vinification and ageing in steel for 1 year. 1,000 bottles produced