Societa Agricola Drei Dona s.s. Tenuta la Palazza

Via del Tesoro, 23, loc Massa, 47121 Forli
Italy

Telephone +39 0543 769371
Fax +39 0543 765049
palazza@dreidona.it

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  • Hall 16 / A03
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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand A03

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.06  Emilia-Romagna

Our products

Product category: Emilia-Romagna

Cuvée Palazza

THE MEMORY
Cuvée Palazza is our historical Reserve. This Sangiovese is the remake of our historic wine made from 1959 to 1979 and become again with the 2009 vintage. It is made like in the past with a delicate blend of red varietals with Sangiovese, aged for a long time in large traditional oak casks.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Sangiovese, 2% Ancellotta, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.

SOIL: clay and silt with a calcareous vein at a depth of 1.5 meters and a percentage of sand in the texture.

VINEYARDS: in the Forlì area, in the Predappio Doc subzone at ca. 155 mt altitude.

AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE: 76 ql\ha, 49.5 hl\ha (7.9 tons of grapes per hectare producing 4950 lt)..

PLANT DENSITY: 5500 V/Ha.

HARVEST: by hand in small boxes (2nd and 3rd weeks of September) selecting the best grapes.

WINEMAKING: fermentation at controlled temperature in concrete tanks. Malo-lactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

AGING: in traditional large (25 & 15 hectoliters) French oak casks for about 24 months. Brief bottle aging before release.

AGING POTENTIAL: 12 years and more.

AVAILABLE SIZES: 0,75 lt., 1,5 lt.

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Product category: Emilia-Romagna

Notturno

THE SOUL
Notturno is, in French parlance the “ Vin Cadet” of the estate. It is born during the harvest grapes selection first, and then during the single vinification barrels selection. The grapes from the younger vineyards are predominant in the blend of Sangiovese Notturno comes from.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sangiovese.

SOIL: clay and silt with 10-13% sand in the texture.

VINEYARDS: in the Forlì area, in the Predappio Doc subzone at ca. 155 mt altitude.

PLANT DENSITY: from 3600 to 5500 v/Ha.

AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE: 82 ql\ha, 61 hl\ha (8.2 tons of grapes per hectare producing 6100 lt).

HARVEST: by hand in small boxes (3rd and 4th weeks of September).

WINEMAKING: fermentation both in stainless steel and concrete tank at a controlled temperature. Malo-lactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks before aging.

AGING: aged for average 8 months in 500 liters French wooden casks, mainly second year casks.

AGING IN BOTTLE: 5 years and more.

AVAILABLE SIZES: 0,75 lt., 1,5 lt., 0,375 lt.

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Product category: Emilia-Romagna

Tornese

THE EXCEPTION
This unusual cuvée of Chardonnay & Rhein Riesling from our estate vineyards, is the Drei Donà white wine, an unique white surprise out of a terroir well known for its great reds.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 50% Riesling Renano, 50% Chardonnay.

SOIL: clay and silt with a clacareous vein at a depth of 1 meter.

VINEYARD: in the Forlì area, in the Predappio Doc subzone at ca. 155 mt altitude.

AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE: 90 q.li/ha, 60 hl/ha (9 tons of grapes per hectare producing 6000 lt.).

HARVEST: by hand in two different times (3rd and 4th week of August), in small open boxes, selecting the best grapes.

WINEMAKING: after a light pressing of the grapes and 12-18 hours of cold maceration in contact with the skins, fermentation of 15% of Chardonnay takes place in 500 lt., new tonneaux. The Riesling Renano and the remaining Chardonnay are fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature. Malo-lactic fermentation is done only in wood casks fermented Chardonnay.

AGING: on its noble lees for about 4-5 months. After racking, the cuvée is made and it goes back to age in steel for another month. Another 3 months of bottle aging follow before release by at least another 3 months of bottle aging before release.

AGING ABILITY: 4-5 years.

AVAILABLE SIZES: 0,75 lt., 1,5 lt.

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About us

Company details

The philosophy of a Château…
the love of Sangiovese.

The Drei Donà estate is located in the ancient Romagnan hills between the towns of Forlì, Castrocaro and Predappio.

The ‘La Palazza’ farmhouse was built around a watchtower constructed by Caterina Sforza in 1481 in a strategic position on the gentle slopes of Massa di Vecchiazzano to defend her lands.

The property has been in the hands of the Drei Donà family since the last century, and although it has always been dedicated to producing Sangiovese grapes, it has undergone a radical transformation under the present owner, Count Claudio Drei Donà.

After acquiring a law degree and working in the insurance industry, Count Drei Donà together with his son Enrico, has dedicated his efforts solely to the property, decisively guiding its activities towards increasingly high objectives.

Most of the 23 hectares of vineyards are planted with Sangiovese grapes, which were indigenous to the property. These old vines have been studied, selected and propagated to maintain La Palazza’s original clones.

The estate’s first wine, ‘Pruno’, is produced from these Sangiovese grapes along with a second wine, ‘Notturno’. In addition to Pruno and Notturno, a selection of Chardonnay and Riesling, ‘Il Tornese’, and of Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Magnificat’, are produced from two small vineyards. The Gran Riserva, ‘Graf Noir’ comes from another tiny vineyard of less than one hectare (two acres). It is a blend of three different grapes and is only produced in exceptional years.

Our working philosophy is extremely strict: the wines that we produce are the result of exacting standards first in the vineyard, and then in the cellar. In this way, we start with the highest quality grapes, and ferment and age them in our modern cellars to produce a wine that is a true expression of the Massa di Vecchiazzano Romagnan “terroir”. We also produce two aged grappas and an extra-virgin olive oil.

Just a note to explain the names of our wines: they all come from the names of the horses that we also breed in the farm.

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