VINO DA MESSA

Authorization   Vino da Messa/ Sacramental Wine - Cà Richeta is produced following the regulation of canon law under the supervision and authorization of Curia Diocesana di Alba (Cn) – Prot. 40/13 del 15/11/13

Appellation      Vino ottenuto da uve appassite bianco – Vino da Messa/ Sacramental Wine

Bottle size         0,375 lt.

Variety             Moscato bianco, Sauvignon Blanc & other white grapes

Vineyard          Castiglione Tinella village

Exposure          West exposure

Altitude           250 mt.

Soil                  The terrains consist of clayey – calcareous marls (white terrains)

Trellis system   Low Guyot trellised system

Vinification      Vino da Messa / Sacramental Wine - Ca’ Richeta is made by natural over ripening in the vine of the grapes used. Some of the grapes are further dried on wooden boxes. The greatest consequence of the over ripening of the grapes is that grapes become dry and the loss of weight which can vary from 30 to 45%, with an increase of the sugar content and various other elements. The aging takes place in Allier oak barrels - with a variable capacity from 225 to 500 litres - for a period that goes from 24 to 48 months

Characteristics    Rich nose with scents of raisins, honey, fig, almond, apricot and peach. In the mouth it has a full body and long persistence. Vino da Messa / Sacramental Wine - Ca’ Richeta increases in elegance after a few years of aging