Orvieto DOC Classico (controlled appellation)
The 2018 vintage experienced a long winter with cold temperatures that delayed vine growth by approximately one week. Optimal flowering and fruit set were accompanied by frequent episodes of rainfall that continued up until the first few days of July. Sunny weather set in and continued until mid August without any excessive heat spikes. The last half of August saw some occasional rainfall followed by days of beautiful summer weather. Temperatures increased at the beginning of September. Harvesting of Grechetto and Procanico began mid September.
Procanico and Grechetto grape varieties were harvested separately, brought to the cellars for destemming and gently pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10° C (50° F) to favor a natural settling of the impurities. The clarified must was transferred into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature no higher than 18° C (64° F). The wine was held in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10° C (50° F) until bottling.
12° by Vol.
The historic town of Cortona sits high on a Tuscan hillside not too far from Siena and Perugia. On one side, a vast plain extends in the distance while on the other side the medieval village is set in the hillside. This is the captivating panorama surrounding the Santa Cristina Winery, established in 2006 to strengthen and renew the tradition of crafting its eponymous wine 60 years after its first vintage in 1946. Over time, Santa Cristina has become a reference point for winemaking experts as well as wine enthusiasts due to our continual commitment to achieving the finest quality. Our diligent vineyard practices and cellar operations have always given us the drive to continue with innovation and research in exploring indigenous as well as international grape varieties. Our wines are original yet highly distinguishable for their unmistakable artisanal style, the result of a strong connection between the vineyards, terroir and man’s perseverance and passion. Campogrande is crafted from the vineyards in Orvieto’s historical area in the Orvieto Classico DOC appellation, in Umbria, and interprets the elegance and typicity of this region acclaimed for the production of fine white wines.
Campogrande 2018 is straw yellow in color. Aromas on the nose are intense; it presents pleasant fruity sensations of apples and citrus fruits that blend with floral notes of orange blossoms. On the palate it is soft, fresh with a mineral finish and fruity aftertaste.