Orvieto DOC Classico (controlled appellation)
Mild and sunny winter weather trends led to the spring season that saw lower than average temperatures and frequent rain showers. These climatic conditions persisted up until the end of May and slowed down vine growth causing a delay of approximately 10 days compared to seasonal averages. The months of June, July and August were dominated by hot dry weather, uninterrupted by heat spikes. Optimal temperature swings between day and night produced grape clusters that were healthy and rich in aromatic compounds. Harvesting operations of Grechetto and Procanico began around the 20th of September, several days later than in previous years.
Procanico and Grechetto grape varieties were harvested separately, brought to the cellars for destemming and then gently pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10 °C (50° F) to favor natural clarification. The must was then transferred into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature that did not exceed 18 °C (64 °F). The wine was held in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10° C (50 °F) up 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 2019 is straw yellow in color. Its nose is intense with pleasant fruity aromas of peaches and apricots than merge with floral notes of orange blossoms. On the palate it is soft, fresh with a mineral finish and fruity aftertaste.