Cococciola IGP Terre di Chieti 2017

“Ferzo,” in Italian refers to a patch of fabric that, when stitched together with others, creates a sail.  The union of the finest viticultural “patches” in Abruzzo gives life to Ferzo, a distinctive line of wines which embody the best of the region’s indigenous grape varieties and individual terroirs.  

About the Vineyard

The vineyards that source Ferzo Cococciola are found in the rolling hills that stretch between the Adriatic Sea in the East to the Appenine Mountains in the West.  

Wine Production

The Cococciola grape is an extremely localized specialty of southern Abruzzo; its vineyards are found almost entirely within the single province of Chieti. The winemaking is intended to highlight the unique character of the variety and its ability to express terroir.  A gentle pressing and cool, stainless steel fermentation allow for the preservation of primary aromas. 

Tasting Notes

This refreshing white wine appears pale straw yellow with green highligths. Although light on the palate, it exhibits a sense of firmness emphasized by a backbone of bright acidity.  Earthy aromas of dusty gravel and chalk blend with citrus blossom, lemongrass, and Bay leaf. The finish is persistent and harmonious.

Food Pairing

Cococciola's firmness holds up against firm-fleshed seafood and its distinctive minerality and citrus aromas compliment delicate flavors. Try Ferzo Cococciola with seared scallops, or grilled branzino.  

Production Info
Vineyard name
Ferzo
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Clay limestone
Training method
Abruzzo trellis
Elevation
328 feet
Vines/acre
1900/2200
Average Vine Age
25 years
Yield/acre
4 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southeastern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1992
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2015
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cococciola
Prefermentation Technique
Inert gas protects must from oxidation
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days days
Fermentation temperature
57-64 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 MONTH
Size of aging container
5000-10000
Length of aging before bottling
3 MONTHS
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.8 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
5.7 g/L
Acidity
6.7 g/L
Dry extract
22.3 g/L

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