Rapuje' Langhe Rosso

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The name Rapujé comes from the popular habit of gathering grape bunches forgotten on the vineyards about 2 weeks after the end of the harvest. Different grapes were thus fermented together to give us a wine which our grandparents used to drink. Its perfect maturation makes this a quality wine. 

Geographical location: vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo, Monforte d’Alba and La Morra. 
Processing: the grapes are harvested only when fully matured and the vinification starts straight away when they get into the cellar. First it comes the destalking, soft pressing, follows a fermentation – which is tumultuous and takes place at about 28°C in stainless steel tanks – then it follows the maceration. This consists in leaving the must in contact with the skins and pips – according to the tradition. After racking, the ideal conditions for a perfect malolactic fermentation are created in the cellar. 
Maturation and aging: the wine matures in big Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months – which give it a good balance, ripe tannins and a delicate and captivating bouquet; a short aging in the bottle follows before being sold. 
Characteristics: ruby red colour with violet nuances fading a stime goes by; delicate, floreal, intense, full and lingering bouquet; fresh, fruity, full, complex, dry and harmonious finishing.
Serving temperature: 16°-18°C

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