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Castellani Corte Corsano - Governo Toscana 2016 (750ml)

Current price:  $11.99
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Producer Castellani Corte Corsano
Country Italy
Region Tuscany Italy Italian Red Wine Wines
Varietal Super Tuscan
Vintage 2016
Sku 023035325894
Size 750ml

Governo is a winemaking technique reportedly invented in Tuscany in the 14th century to help complete fermentation and stabilize the wine. The technique involves saving a batch of harvested grapes and allowing them to partially dry. If fermentation of the main batch starts to slow or appears to be nearing stuck fermentation, the half dried grapes are added to the must which then gives the yeast cells a new source of sugar to enliven the batch.   From there, the must can be fermented dry or stopped with the wine having a higher level of residual sugar. The process was widely used in the Chianti zones until the advent of temperature controlled fermentation tanks. From Tuscany the technique spread to Marche and Umbria where it is sometimes used today. In the Marche the technique is most often used on wines made from the Verdicchio grape to counteract the grape's natural bitterness and to add some sweetness and frizzante qualities. Source: Wikipedia. Real People. Honest Reviews: 4 / 5 Points

Deep cherry color, good relation between quality and cost, equilibrated acid and alcoholic levels, low tannin and short ending. Black berry, cherry and some cinnamon tasting notes. André Vasconcellos.