“SOL ARA CELLI”
ALBANA PASSITO ROMAGNA DOCG

VINTAGE: 2021

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Sol Ara Vino Albana Passito

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

  • Grape variety: Albana di Romagna
  • Grapes: 100% Albana (Campodrona and Gentile clones)
  • Area of Origin: Bertinoro
  • Vineyard: Maestrina
  • Bottles produced: 6.000 (0.500 l)
  • Vine-grown-surface: 2.20 HA
  • Exposure: North-East
  • Soil: clayey mixture, with presence of active limestone
  • Oenologist: Casadei Emanuele
  • Planting density: 5.000 plants per hectare
  • Training system: “Guyot” (upside down)
  • Production per ha: 35 quintals per Ha
  • Colour: Bright golden yellow
  • Bouquet: Apricot and dried fruits with citrus notes
  • Taste: Sweet but balanced by acidity and by a light tannic presence,
    fine and elegant, medium structure
  • Aging: 8 months in barrique
  • Food match: Fine tea cakes, chocolate, blue cheese, pit cheese with fruit jams and acacia honey

ANALYTICAL FEATURES

  • Alcohol strength: 13 % Vol
  • Residual sugars: 126 gr/lt
  • Volatile acidity: 0.56 gr/lt
  • Total acidity: 5.9 gr/lt
  • Net dry essence:  28.9 gr/lt
  • Sulphurous: 132 mg/lt
  • Free Sulphurous: 60 mg/lt

The Albana Passito (wine made of dried grapes) was first produced at Celli’s in the second half of the ‘80s, though in Romagna the tradition of hanging the grapes to dry out is much older. Usually the grapes qualified for the production of Albana Passito are harvested in October and left to dry for at least 40 days, in order to get the right concentration. Wine-pressing takes place at mid November, then the alcoholic fermentation follows. Finally the wine refines in barrique for 8 months.

2021 VINTAGE FEATURES

Unfortunately, history repeats itself, normality becomes the extreme and every year the bar is placed higher.

Climate conditions were characterised by heat and drought as is has become usual, but with intuition and quick reflexes and thanks to adequate vineyard management techniques and a careful vinification in the cellar, we were able to obtain ELEGANCE, HARMONY AND CHARACTER.

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