La Distesa

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La_Dist_Nur.jpg The tiny La Distesa estate is run by the energetic and passionate Corrado Dettori who tends his 3.5 hectares of vines with loving care. Situated in Cupramontana, the vineyards are planted on poor calcareous clay soil, faces due south and sit at an altitude of 325 metres. The low yielding vines are mix of the native Verdicchio with a little Trebbiano, Malvasia, Sangiovese & Montepulciano.

The viticulture is run on strict organic principles (certified) with copper, sulphur and also the biodynamic preparation 500 is used in the vineyard. ‘erbe’ are encouraged to grow between the rows maximising bio-diversity and soil health. The harvest is manual with a strict sorting in the vineyard.

Corrado is a strong believer in authenticity so he allows all of his wines to ferment naturally at their own pace according to the ambient temperature with no additions. The wines are fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel and old oak and spend lengthy time on lees with very low sulphur additions. The results are brilliantly focused wines that have great depth of flavour along with vibrancy and freshess. Anyone wanting to taste great Verdicchio should look no further.

Region: Cupramontana, Marche
Country: Italy