Mountain breezes descend at night to soothe vines that have basked in the summer sunlight.
Summer 2015 was characterized by higher than average temperatures and lack of rainfalls. The weather situation induced us to an early harvest epoch thoughts. The heat, however, did slow the grapes development therefore we had an average harvest’s epoch which began on September 1 and ended on October 27. We immediately recognize the potential of an absolutely promising vintage when we saw the grapes quality brought to the cellar. The whites wines show enveloping and caressing fruit features.
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 p.
BIBENDA – 2012: 4 Grapes
Luca Maroni – 2012., 2013: 90 p.
Wine Enthusiast – 2009, 2010 & 2011: 89, 90 p., 2012: 90 p.
Robert Parker – 2012: 89 p.
Wine Spectator – 2007: 91 p.
GUIDE DE L‘Espresso – 2012: 15,5 p.
I vini di Veronelli – 2011, 2013: 2 Stars (88 p.)
berliner weinführer – 2014: 17 p. (Very good wine)
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