Principe Spinelli

Principe Spinelli

FACT SHEET

  • Type: Red.
  • Classification: Typical Geographical Indication of Calabria.
  • Vine: Gaglioppo.
  • Production area: Calabria, east centre in the province of Crotone, in Cirò Marina "Timpa Bianca" resort.
  • Soil: white clay.
  • Altimetry: from 50 to 100 metres above sea level.
  • Plant breeding system: espalier with a density of understocks of 5600 plants per hectare.
  • Climate: Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm and dry summers.
  • Grape harvest: Manual, for week of October.
  • Yield per hectare of grapes: 60-70 q.li.
  • Vinification: traditional fermentation with 8-12 days steeping, drawing off and soft pressing.
  • Ripening: elevage in French durmast barriques for 6 months.
  • Refining: two months in bottles at a controlled temperature.
  • Tasting: Colour – ruby red. Scent – intens and persistent. Flavour – soft with fused tannins.
  • Alcoholic degree: 13,5% vol.
  • Gastronomic coupling: accompanied by red meats and seasoned cheese.
  • Service temperature: 17-18 °C.