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Casanova Pecorino 2019 – Barone Cornacchia

Casanova 2019 - Barone Cornacchia - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Ownership: Filippo and Caterina Cornacchia
Oenological management: Filippo Cornacchia and advice from Goffredo Agostini
Agronomic management: Filippo and Caterina Cornacchia
Viticulture: organic
Vineyard hectares: 54
Bottles produced 250,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: early 1900s on an old family property (from 1488).

Wine: Pecorino Controguerra
Variety composition: 100% Pecorino.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2019.
Classification: Controguerra DOC Pecorino.
Production area: Contrada torri, Torano Nuovo (TE).
Ground altitude: 250 m a.s.l.
Soil type: stony calacareo.
Training system: simple curtain row with spurred cordon.
Plant density: 3,400 – 3,700 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 80/90 quintals of grapes.
Harvest: manual with selection of the bunches.
Harvest period: first half of September.
Vinification: crushing and destemming and soft pressing.
Fermentation: in white in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16° – 18° C. After fermentation, maturation on its lees for 2 months, with pumping over once a week.
Bottling period: following January.
Serving temperature: 10° – 12° C.

Pecorino Controguerra Casanova 2019 - Barone Cornacchia

© Ph. Donatella Mancini – Barone Cornacchia

Visual exam
Clarity: Crystal-clear
Color: straw yellow
Consistency: consistent
Remarks: with golden reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: moderately complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and herbaceous
Observations: the sample opens with hints of wild flowers such as hawthorn and daisy, fruity notes reminiscent of yellow-fleshed fruits such as peach and melon, herbaceous closure with hints of walnut husk and tomato leaf. Delicate mineral nuance.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: moderately length
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of evolution: mature
Harmony: moderately harmonious

Pairings: swordfish and shrimp ravioli.

Barone Cornacchia
Contrada Torri, 19
64010 Torano Nuovo (TE)
Phone +39 0861 887412

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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