Fallegro was born in 1974 and it’s one of the first wines made from Favorita grapes. It’s the Piemonte version of Vermentino grapes, the only one grown far from the sea in a continental climate which gives lot of character and makes it fresh and fragrant. Ideal as an aperitif and easily served with food.
The 2015 vintage began with a winter marked by plenty of snow, providing the soil with an excellent supply of water. Combined with mild spring temperatures from February on, this factor brought forward the vegetative cycle, which meant that bud break was earlier than in 2014. From the second half of June throughout the month of July, there was no rain and temperatures stabilized to above-average maximums, as can be seen from the fact that maximum temperatures during July peaked at around 40°C, with averages substantially above 30°C. However, the vineyards were in no way stressed by the heat, thanks to the plentiful water supplies which had accumulated during the early months of the year. From the point of view of the health of the grapes, the vintage can be recorded as one of the very best of recent years, with no particular protective measures needing to be taken as the climate made a decisive contribution to a healthy growth of the bunches. In general, considering the great balance shown in the ripening data we can say without any shadow of doubt that all the conditions are in place for a truly great vintage: one to remember, like few others in history.
The grapes for Fallegro are hand picked very carefully and carried to the cellar in small baskets to be pressed within 5 hours from the harvest. The grapes selection is carried out directly in the vineyard. After the pressing the must undergoes the natural cold clearing and then, upon racking, it is left to ferment at a temperature of about 16-18°C. Each parcel is vinified separately, depending on the soil, the special handling of certain parcels, or the type of wine that we intend to perform. After the fermentation and racking the wine is blended and undergoes the malolactic fermentation. After an aging period in stainless steel of about 4 months the Fallegro is put in the bottle, where it rests for a few months before being released.
Varietal composition: 100% Favorita
Vineyards: Piedmont, Roero
Ageing: initially “sur lie”, then 4 months in stainless steel before being bottled
Alcohol: 12 % vol
Total acidity: 5,83 g/L
Dry extract: 18,5 g/L