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LUNATO

Orvieto D.O.C. Classico Superiore
Produced from the grapes of the oldest vineyards, which are rich in energy but with a low yield, Lunato represents the best in terms of quality and local character that can be got from this soil. Straw yellow with gold tints, it has floral flavours of acacia combined with lingering suggestions of ripe fruit, golden delicious apples and apricot. It is smooth and enveloping on the palate, warm and rich but with a fresh lively acidity in a perfect harmony of sensations. It is elegantly festive, the Orvieto for special occasions. 
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SOIL
Of volcanic origin, hilly, 200 metres above sea level, south-east andsouth-west facing.
AGE OF THE VINEYARDS
From 19 to 30 years
GRAPE VARIETY
Trebbiano (20%),Grecchetto (40%), Malvasia (20%), Verdello (15%), Drupeggio (5%)
DENSITY
2,700-3.500 plants per hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
Cordone speronato, Guyot
YIELD
75 tons per hectare
VINIFICATION PROCESS
Harvesting takes place in the last ten days of September, fermentation in stainless steel for 16 to 18 days at low temperature until all the sugars have been used up. After a month on the lees to develop the grapes' potential to the full, Lunato waits patiently for bottling in February and then marketing on 1st March.
ACCOMPANIMENTS
Recommended with first courses that can be delicate or rich, and with vegetable dishes, Lunato is excellent with main courses of fish, especially if they are light and spicy. Recommended temperature: 12 - 14° C
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
A name that sprang from appreciating this wine one evening at dinner bymoonlight. "Brilliant and full like this moon … in a word Lunato".