Multi-faceted, solidly structured and infused by an idea of light.
The 2014 growing year began with a very mild, wet winter. Temperatures well above seasonal averages led to budbreak in mid March about three weeks early. Despite this abnormal start to the year, the early budbreak was lost during the exceptionally cool, rainy summer months, which forced our growers to work hard and long. Relatively low temperatures during harvest, which began in the first week of September, meant that ripening was slow and prolonged. White varieties benefited considerably from the low temperatures, yielding well-typed, fresh-tasting wines with good salinity, mineral-tinged acidity and savoury structure.
Destemming of late-harvested, but still perfectly sound grapes; 12 hour cold maceration, after which the grapes were pressed, underwent natural clarification; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18° C; five-month aging on the fine lees, filtration and bottling in March.
Sloping vineyard with a southerly exposure at 450 – 500 meters above sea level. Loamy, chalky gravel with eroded porphyry.
– light, golden yellow
– intense nose, rose blossoms, lychee, cloves, cinnamon, a hint of sage,
complex and multi-faceted
– dense volume on the palate, very clean and direct, tropical fruit on
the lingering finish
This wine pairs well with light appetizers, fish dishes and also as an aperitif.
Wine & Spirits – 2013: 92 pts
I vini di Veronelli 2015 – 2008, 2010, 2011: Super 3 Stars, 3 Stars , 2013: 3 Stars
Winespectator – 2007: 90 pts, 2008: 91 pts
Duemilavini – 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012: 4 Grapes
Gambero Rosso – 2013: 2 Cups
Luca Maroni - 2012: 90 pts
Le Guide de l’Espresso – 2012: 16 pts, 2013: 15 pts (2 Bottles)
Wine Enthusiast – 2011: 88 pts, 2012: 89 pts
Vinibuoni d`Italia - 2012: 4 Stars
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