Lunaria 2018

Castelluccio is considered the first Wine Estate focusing on high quality wines in the Romagna region, the first which in the mid 70s focused in the creation of "cru" wines, an example been taken by many other today producers from the same area in the following years.

Lunaria takes its name from the "Lunaria" plant, also known in Italy as the "Pope's Coin" (in the US, Silver Dollars). The plants' nickname is derived from the roundish and flat shapeof the fruit, which, when dried, takes on a silvery appearance.

About the Vineyard

The vineyard's exposure is south, south-west at 1,300 ft. above sea level, and 18 miles from the Adriatic Sea. The Castelluccio property is composed of  medium-loam clayey soil, creating an ideal condition for the cultivation of Sauvignon blanc. Strong diurnal temperature variations bring out a beautiful bouquet in the wine.

Wine Production

Grapes are collected in bins (max 250 kg) then destemmed and crushed. The wine is then clarified in stainless steel tanks. The wine is filtered by using bentonite and subsequent filtration. Lunaria has the typical characters of Castelluccio Sauvignon blanc, minarality and its own freshness and drinkability.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow color, with metallic and green hints. The bouquet is refined, precise and well concentrated. Sweet and green at intervals, with a well defined hint of citrus fruits skin (particularly lime and grapefruit). Dry, with reasonable body, sustained by an acidulous vein and almost spicy hot. An aromatic taste that returns as an after-bouquet. Good persistence.

Food Pairing

Lunaria is great as an aperitif, with appetizers and first courses of local cuisine; fish based dishes; fresh or slightly aged cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
“Ronco del Vento”, “Buco del Prete”, “Ronco della Vedovella” and “Ronco del Capriolo
Vineyard size
6 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,300 feet
Average Vine Age
25 years
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1985
Harvest time
End of August, beginning of September
First vintage of this wine
1990
Bottles produced of this wine
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Time on its skins
3 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7-8 days
Fermentation temperature
65 °F
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
6.3 g/L
Dry extract
27.5 g/L

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