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La Castellada Rosso della Castellada 2001 Front Label

La Castellada Rosso della Castellada 2001

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    La Castellada, Italy
    In 1956 Giuseppe Bensa purchased a small piece of land in order to produce wine to be sold at his inn without realizing La Castellada would quickly become a benchmark Italian producer. Near the end of the seventies his sons Giorgio and Nicolò took over the estate, and today Nicolò works together with his son, Stefano. La Castellada maintains a beautiful collection of organically farmed vineyard parcels situated in the Oslavia subzone of the Collio, in the far northeastern corner of Friuli. The estate is a leader within the zone due to their adoption of spontaneous, open-vat fermentation, prolonged skin contact, sophisticated, customized oak treatment, vat maturation, and bottling without filtration or sulfur treatment. Each grape, lot, clone, and barrel is treated individually with respect to the vintage.
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    Collio is a crescent-shaped sub region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia that hugs right up against the Slovenian border. It is perfectly situated for growing wine grapes, especially of the white variety.

    The Julian Alps to Collio’s north allow the influx of cool, nighttime breezes, while the Adriatic Sea to its south regulates the region’s temperatures. The area contains flysch soils, a layered, sedimentary rock that formed millions of years ago as continents collided under the sea. Today the flysch soils that dominate the hills of Collio provide an interesting substrate for vine roots, with measurable mineral variations within small areas. The fractured layers of flysch soils also facilitate drainage and deepening of vine roots.

    The region boasts a unique set of indigenous white varieties including Friulano, Ribolla gialla, Malvasia and the rare, Picolit. International whites—Pinot grigio, Pinot bianco, Sauvignon (blanc) and Chardonnay—have also been in the area for well over 100 years. Today Collio is often associated with crisp, clean, floral and fruity whites. But in recent years, there has been a resurgence in popularity of the ancient Slovenian style of fermenting white grapes on their skins. This process retains additonal colors and phenols, producing a complex finished wine with an orange hue, warranting the term, "orange wines."

    Reds are far less common but the indigenous Pignolo makes an age-worthy red, and the international varieties Merlot and Cabernet grow here as well.

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    With generous fruit and supple tannins, Merlot is made in a range of styles from everyday-drinking to world-renowned and age-worthy. Merlot is the dominant variety in the wines from Bordeaux’s Right Bank regions of St. Emilion and Pomerol, where it is often blended with Cabernet Franc to spectacular result. Merlot also frequently shines on its own, particularly in California’s Napa Valley. Somm Secret—As much as Miles derided the variety in the 2004 film, Sideways, his prized 1961 Château Cheval Blanc is actually a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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