La Vecchia Posta

Piedmont | Colli Tortonesi | Avolasca

The vines of La Vecchia Posta sit high in the Colli Tortonesi amid the gentle foothills of the Ligurian Apennines. Here Roberto Semino cultivates 3.5 hectares of vineyard dedicated to native grapes of the Piedmont, where the Tortoniano soils are ideally matched. Roberto was among the first to farm organically in Italy starting in the 1980s. Spontaneous ferments, few to no added sulphites, allow for the pure expression of the high hills and their proximity to forest, mountain, and sea.

La Vecchia Posta 2016 "Poggio Dello Scagno" Derthona (Timorasso)

Poggio Dello Scagno, meaning “up near the stars,” is a site which is one of the highest vineyards in the area. “Derthona” is often added to labels to indicate timorasso wines of distinctive quality. Derthona is the Latin-Roman name for Tortona, where this grape is from. For this Derthona, Roberto chooses to macerate the grapes for 24 hours prior to pressing. The wine is then pressed and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in stainless tank on the lees with light battonage, after 9 months the wine is bottled with very little sulfur.

  • 2016
  • Timorasso
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Provincia di Alessandria
  • Certified Organic by ICEA
  • Poggio dello Scagno
  • Shell limestone
  • 9 months stainless steel
  • 24hr maceration, stainless
  • 1.0
  • 750 ml

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