Castello di Lispida "Terralba"
Constructed in the 18th century, the cellar includes 9 tunnels with the potential capacity of 25,000 barrels, which is one of the largest in Veneto. Lined with terracotta bricks and un-plastered stones (trachyte), the cellar’s temperature is consistently maintained at below 18 degrees Celsius. Employing only natural yeasts, Alessandro ferments his wines in open vat wooden containers or (as of 1996) in buried terracotta amphorae. Racking the wine at spring equinox, Sgaravatti then rests it on its skins for six months inside of the dolia, before removing the skins and leaving the wine to age until the following winter.
Citrus, slight initial barnyard which fades away, and wet limestone aromas. Apricot, citrus peel, lime, and limestone flavors. Medium-full body, bright acidity, and a long citron finish.