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2012 Santa Giustina Stellato Malvasia Malvasia Passito
SRP: $39.876666666667 Bottle / $239.26 case of 6
1-55 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 29.06%
56+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 33.66%
FOB Profit Margin: 42.51%
Santa Giustina is located in the heart of the Colli Piacentini, in the most northwestern corner of Emilia Romagna. Picturesque hardly describes the perfect backdrop to what the estate calls their ‘village’ (a few 1000 year old buildings, a church, and their wine-making facilities), sitting at 300 meters above sea level with the famous Po Valley and Alps in the distance over perfect undulating hills. The most natural of surroundings make up the 100 hectare property, comprised of many different crops, forests, vineyards, and a private game reserve. 30 hectares of organically farmed vineyards produce just over 70,000 bottles a year to create a wide range of wine from the local varietals. Viticultural and vinicultural practices are extremely natural in principal, finding it completely unnecessary to intervene with the natural magic of the grapes they farm. In addition to their clean and pure winemaking philosophy, and due to the entire family’s allergies to sulfur, they choose to use no SO2 whatsoever in the winery. Stellato is an incredible Passito wine made from only Malvasia grapes, which are estate grown on a southern facing slope in Valtidone. The grapes are left on the vine to gain extra ripeness before picking, and then placed on racks to dry in an open-air room in one of the estate’s century old buildings. A week prior to Christmas, the grapes are pressed, start fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and then age for 8-months in French oak. The resulting wine is reminiscent of what apricot tears must taste like. Stunning concentration of fruit, yet so delicate and lifted because of the remaining natural acidity.
Fanciful Name: Stellato
Region/AVA: Malvasia Passito
Annual Production: 6000
Country Of Origin: Italy
Bottle Size: 500
Bottles Per Case: 6
Closure Type: Cork