Moretti Omero Grechetto
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Grechetto Umbria Type: Young white Grape Varieties: 100% Grechetto Vines: Spurred cordon, 20 years old Vine Density: 6,000 vines per hectare. Yield: 60 hl/Ha (8 tons). Soil: Clay and calcareous soil Harvest: Hand-harvested during the first half of September. Viticulture: Certified organic since 1992 Vinification: The grapes are carefully crushed and pressed. The fresh must is statically clarified at low temperatures and fermented at a controlled temperature of 20°C in steel tanks. Natural decantation in steel. Tasting Notes: White fruits, slightly vegetal with mineral hints. Fresh and well balanced with almond finish. 100% vegan! Food Pairings: Seafood such as cod, poultry. Sulfites: 50 mg/lt. Serving Temperature: 10-12°C (50-54 °F) Cellaring: 3 years The Estate Situated southeast of Montefalco in Giano dell’Umbria, Azienda Agraria Moretti Omero is owned and run by Omero Moretti. The region is small, but in the space of 10 years the number of vineyards has gone from 30 to 62. The origins of the property go back to just after the first World War, when in 1925 Moretti’s grandfather Domenico emigrated from Switzerland, using his savings to buy his first olive grove. Omero fell in love with farming after receiving his first tractor in 1972 and joined the family business, eventually bringing his wife Daniela and two daughters, Lucia and Giusy, into the fold. Today, the 32 ha estate has over 4500 olive trees and 38,000 vines (11 ha). In 1992, the estate adopted organic viticulture. In 1997, he planted vines and four years later crafted his first vintage of Sagrantino. Omero Moretti was the second winery in Umbria to be certified organic. In 2005, Moretti began a project with the University of Perugia, working with two selected strains, one of Sagrantino and one of Malvasia, respectively, maintained at the University. Moretti produces two whites: Grechetto and Nessuno, a blend of Grechetto and Malvasia. The estate also produces four reds: Terre di Giano, a blend of Sangiovese-Ciliegiolo-Merlot, Montefalco Rosso, Sagrantino, and Sagrantino Passito. Traditionally made in a sweet style (Passito), winemakers started to produce Sagrantino in a dry style in the late 1980’s.View all products by Moretti OmeroCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING