Why be curious? Runcu Brujau is Ligurian dilaect for ‘Scarpata Bruciato,’ literally ‘burned escarpment.’ It’s the name of the vineyard and was traditionally an area that always had wild fires in the past. Let’s hope it’s future yields less inferno and more Rossese.
Produttore / Producer: It’s here, in the tiny village of Vendone, 12 kilometers inland and 300 meters above the sea, that Ettore and Natalina Vio planted vines and olive trees amidst the mountain scrub in the 1970s. Their son Claudio and his wife, Maria Grazia, now tend the family farm.bs
Vigna / Vineyard: A dispersed patchwork of tiny, terraced vineyard plots adding up to just two hectares yield just enough wine for us to bring in a few hundred cases a year.
Claudio Vio Vino Rosso ‘Runcu Brujau’
Vigna / Vineyard
Nome / Name: runcu brujau’
Ettari / Hectares: 0.1 Ha.
Quota / Altitude: 350 m / 1150 ft.
Suoli / Type of Soils: Loose gravel soils; slightest bit of clay.
Esposizione / Exposure: Various.
Vitigni / Varieties: 40% Rossese, 30% Ormeasco, 30% Granaccia.
Età delle viti / Vine age: 30-50 years old.
Densità / Planting Density: 5000 vines/hectare.
Allevamento / Trellis system: Guyot.
Metodo di vendemmia / Harvest techique: Necessarily hand harvested.
Metodo agricolo / Agricultural Technique: Manual weeding; Bordeaux mixture.
Resa / Yield: 8000 kilograms / hectare.
Cantina / Cellar
Lieviti / Yeasts: native yeasts.
Fermentazione alcolico / Alcoholic fermentation: 20 days, 18-19°C.
Fermentazione malolattica / Malolactic fermentation: Yes.
Élevage: 7 months in stainless steel tanks + 2 months in bottle
Zolfo / Sulphur: 60 mg/L total, 10 mg/L free.
Altri prodotti aggiunti? / Other products added?: None.
Produzione annua / annual production: 60 cases.
Gradazione alcolica / Alcoholic %: 12-12.5%.
Tappo e bottiglia / Closure and Bottle: Normacork Select Bio cork; 750 ml Bordeaux bottle.