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Only the beauty of selvatic poppy manages to convey and the armonious characteristics of Basadone. This pearl rare oenologist is fruit of Pelaverga piccolo, that grapes are growns at the common of Verduno in vineards locate on Massara and Olmi. This singular vineard is present in the territory of Verduno since 1600. The company, it was the firsts to plant a vineard in 1972. Red ruby wine, characterized by spicy notes and from delicate taste. As the kiss, The Basadone, that the popular tradition want aphrodisic, awakens desires.
Vineyard and grape
The grapes are grown on two vineyards located in the village of Verduno: one in the Massara area, covering 1.24 hectares (240 m. a.s.l.) on parcels 137p (planted in 1988), 197p (planted in 1972) and 200p (planted in 2001) on land registry map sheet X; the other of 0.37,15 hectares in the Olmo district (340m. a.s.l.), on parcels 299p, 303p and 345 of map sheet VIII (planted in 1989).
All the vines are grown with Pelaverga piccolo grape. The vineyards face south-east, on white soil of a mainly limestone composition.
Harvest and maceration
The grapes are picked by hand, sorting only the best bunches and placing them into a 20 kilos baskets; the harvest took place on the 3rd of October 2013. The maceration lasted for 10 days in stainless steel tanks, with regular punching down of the cap.
The wine aged for 9 months in steel tanks and 3 months in bottle before its release.
The bottling took place, without filtration, on the 19th of June 2013 and th 17th of September 2013, with batch L14-03. The 2013 production has been of 19847 x 0,75l and 796 x 0,375l Albeisa bottles.
Bright ruby red. Intense and fragrant nose, showing clear spicy overtones of black pepper and nutmeg, as well as fruity sensations reminiscent of cherries in spirit and strawberries. Nicely-balanced, lingering dry flavour.
Basadone is the local name for the “wild poppy” and can also be understood as meaning “ladies kisser”, since that wine has aphrodisiac property according to popular tradition.