Mountain breezes descend at night to soothe vines that have basked in the summer sunlight.
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.
Whole-cluster pressing of ripe and healthy grapes, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°C (20% in tonneaux), five-month ageing on the fine lees, filtering and bottling in March.
Northeast facing slope at 250 – 300 meters above sea level, a rather breezy vineyard that has a relatively warm micro-climate, despite its altitude; this combination allows a high degree of ripeness without danger of Botrytis. Heavy soils, primarily loamy, weathered chalk.
– light straw-yellow
– ripe pear, hazelnut, honeydew melon and a hint of vanilla on the nose
– the wine is round and smooth on the palate with light undertones of wood on the finish
This wine is an excellent accompaniment to mushroom dishes, fish and seafood. It is also recommended as an aperitif wine.
Wine & Spirits – 2008, 2011: 91 pts
Duemilavini – 2012: 4 Grapes
Luca Maroni – 2012: 90 pts, 2013: 90 pts
Wine Enthusiast – 2009, 2010 & 2011: 89, 90 pts, 2012: 90 pts
Robert Parker – 2012: 89 pts
Wine Spectator – 2007: 91 pts
GUIDE DE L‘Espresso – 2012: 15,5 pts
I vini di Veronelli – 2011: 88 pts, 2013: 2 Stelle (88 pts)
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