Quality and characteristics of a wine are the result of daily decisions.
From tilling the land, for planting vines, to the moment of bottling, nothing should be left to coincidence or excessively manipulated. Then the philosophy of the producer and her or his relation with Nature, and with technology, are essentials elements for understanding and appreciating wine, above all the mere sensorial characteristics.
They are more important than any organoleptic characteristic, which are linked to traditional parameters. Each wine of Corte Sant’Alda comes from a specific vineyard, which was chosen and preferred for the position, the grape varieties, the age and the training system, in order to bring a specific wine and ensure a well-defined quality.
All the grapes, which are certified organic and Demeter, are hand picked in the optimal moment of ripeness, making us to pass more than one time in the same vineyard.
Fermentation is spontaneous (with native yeasts) and takes place in 40 hl oak conical vats, where temperature is partially controlled. At the end of this phase, which generally lasts 15 days or, in the case of Amarone, one month, and after racking, the wines are all aged in wood, with the exception of Soave. The type of woods are different, also for capacity and age, and the period goes from 6 months to 4 years, depending on the wine.