Elvio Tintero Rosso 2013

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Pietrin and Rosina’s two sons, Giovanni and Carlo, eventually took over the estate and expanded it by purchasing adjacent vineyard plots. Moscato was just a tiny part of their production since it is only practical to produce it in large quantities, but after the Second World War giants Cinzano and Martini began producing the wine, so the brothers planted more of the variety to sell to these negociants while they continued bottling their still wines themselves. It was not until the 1980s that Carlo's son Elvio began experimenting with the challenging process of frizzante wine production, allowing the family to take advantage of the grape’s special affinity to the local terroir. Elvio has now handed the reins over to the next generation, but he continues to help his son Marco and daughter-in-law Cinzia run the estate. Vines are sustainably farmed, the equivalent of lutte raisonnee in France. All vinification in stainless steel. This wine is produced and bottled by vintage but due to the fact that Tintero sources his grapes from different parts of Piedmont there is no specific DOC and it is currently not permitted to display vintage on table wines of this type. Temperature-controlled maceration lasts 3-4 days, then fermentation continues for about 15 days after the must is separated from the marc. Seven or eight months in stainless steel before bottling. Age of vines: 15 years average. Case Size 0
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