Ownership: Filippo and Caterina Cornacchia
Oenological management: Filippo Cornacchia and advice from Goffredo Agostini
Agronomic management: Filippo and Caterina Cornacchia
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.
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.
Color: straw yellow
Remarks: with golden reflections.
Complexity: moderately complex
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
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: moderately mineral
Length: moderately length
State of evolution: mature
Harmony: moderately harmonious
Pairings: swordfish and shrimp ravioli.