Santa Reparata

Romagna DOC Sangiovese Castrocaro and Terra del Sole, Santa Reparata is an organic wine produced in Castrocaro Terme, in the ‘le Volture’ locality, at an altitude of 180 metres above sea level, from Sangiovese vines (Romagna clones) 25 years old’ grown in Gouyot.

Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Castrocaro and Terra del Sole DOC, Santa Reparata is an organic wine produced in Castrocaro Terme, in the locality of “le Volture”, at an altitude of 210 metres above sea level, in 15-year-old Sangiovese vineyards (with Romagnol clones) trained on the spurred cordon in “giropoggio”.

Tasting

Tasting

Complex, spicy and full of character, with a silky tannic texture and a saline finish.
This is how the oenologist Francesco Bordini defines Santa Reparata. The nose opens with austere and fruity notes. Red and black berried fruits are predominant. The entry on the palate is characterised by full softness and elegance in the fruit in excellent balance with a moderate acid base. This leaves room for soft tannins. The final sapidity allows the wine to close with a persistent extension.

Vinification
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As regards the vinification, the Sangiovese grapes of the different clones are harvested together and fermented in blends. Fermentation and subsequent maceration on the skins take place in steel vats at a controlled temperature.
The contact of the wine with the skins lasts an average of 24 days; malolactic fermentation follows. The refinement is 9 months in steel and a minimum of 3 months in the bottle for a total of 7,000 bottles produced each year.

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Santa Reparata depicts a flower that resembles a snapdragon, an austere and elegant flower like the wine it represents. It is a drawing by Silvio Gordini, one of the best-known artists of Emilia-Romagna, great-grandfather on the mother’s side of Aldo and Paolo Rametta.

Interesting fact – Santa Reparata takes its name from the patroness of Terra del Sole, a young woman martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Decius. According to a legend (widespread in Provence and common to that of other saints), after having killed her, her captors would have put her body on a boat which was then set adrift.
The boat, guided by angels, would have arrived in Nice, in France, and the body would be buried in what later became the cathedral of Sainte-Réparate. Every year on the first Sunday of September, Terra del Sole – the locality where Poggio della Dogana stands – dedicates the Palio
of Santa Reparata to her.

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