GAVI, Italy, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The philosophy of La Scolca: To obtain an excellent wine from excellent grapes. The 2012 vintage at La Scolca started two weeks in advance compared to the average of recent years, with a high quality production. After a hot and dry summer which resulted in an advance of the grape harvest of about a month, compared to 30 years ago.
The wind dried the soil and climate, and returned with a high range temperature: it allowed us to start the harvest on September 7th (see the video at http://www.scolca.it - http://www.youtube.com/user/Scolca1) under the most favorable conditions and in advance of the usual harvests of our "micro-zone" that normally can take advantage of the marine breeze benefits and temperate climate of the Ligurian sea.
This advance protects the grapes from the risk of the first symptoms of decay of the skins moisture due to the first rain fall and lower temperatures.
At La Scolca the winemaking system allows to respect the origin of grapes, vineyards by vineyards, making wineseparately with a computerized control system that prevents the "mixing" of musts and separates "fractions" of pressure and different origins.
All La Scolca's Gavi are produced with Cortese grapes from different vineyards of different ages . In the cellar, during the harvest, a software stores the data (analysis, origin…) regarding each batch of grapes to create an "history" of every single bottle.
The wine-making plant is equipped with a washing system using water about 80°C which ensure hygiene and cleanliness after every single use. This is essential in winemaking plants and only in this way, we can guarantee an suitable environment cleaned up from germs and bacteria. All these to preserve the integrity of every single fruit. The innovation is also to use for our production the Diam Cork .La Scolca has continued to focus on classic Gavi wine, also in times when it was a "counter" white wine. This was and is because Soldati family has always believed in this wine and in its typical characteristics.
Chiara Soldati says" This 2012 vintage is really great and special because it represent very well our challenge to combine tradition, modernity, innovation and a great passion for wine.Trough all the years La Scolca has selected a GAVI wine that arrives on the tables all over the world still fresh and fruity, refining its great qualities: wine of "emotion" that gives everybody a complex and unique feeling. With this philosophy La Scolca obtain the special "Gavi dei Gavi™ black label that we can compare to a white emotions: It 's a wine that gives emotion and that surprised. A delicate fragrance combines with a strong character and a great personality"
The must has a good structure, finesse and elegance, lingering scent and good alcohol and acidity : the results obtained from the analysis of the main indicators predict a year that will give us wine rich in extracts and flavors, with excellent structure and preparation of aging in the long term.
The activities of the harvest will take place in the vineyard very early in the morning in a way that clusters avoid the stress caused by high temperatures, preserving most of the organoleptic characteristics of wine. This year is characterised by changes in temperature and the result the obtainment of wines with great extracts and aromas, maintaining their classic elegance.
The growing season had a fluctuating course but with periods of regularity: the quality of the grapes is good and therefore we provide high profile wines, having the chance to get perfumed white wines, full of finesse and freshness . The winter in Piedmont had a regular course with periods of intense cold, low snow .
The spring climate assured the grapes linear growth thanks to a good alternation of heat and rain.The month of April was very dry with temperatures for many days above the seasonal average. In May, the temperatures were very low but without rain . In June, there were two weeks of rain, which returned to normal range in July with temperatures below the seasonal average. The unusual warm April accelerated the growth cycle with the result of a regular flowering but that started in advance.During the months of June and July, the plants lost part of the accumulated advance, but it has been accelerated due to the increase of the temperature of the last two weeks of August.
The particular of our vineyards with clayey soil, has allowed to support the high temperatures and shortage rainy, allowing a good sugar acid and a perfect balanced aromas.
The first few days of September, with few days of rain, allowed the grapes to use the accumulated warmth coming from the ground, giving to the vintage an exceptional quality.
SOURCE La Scolca