Mountain breezes descend at night to soothe vines that have basked in the summer sunlight.
2017: After an unusually dry winter and early appearance of the new shoots, at the end of April we had a period of frost but fortunately we got off lightly. At the beginning of May the first grape blossoms started to open. Following a wet July accompanied by thunderstorms, some with local hailstorms, the vines made fast progress towards the final ripening stage. The harvest began very early at the finishing of August and after about one month it finished at the beginning of October.
Whole-cluster pressing of ripe and healthy grapes, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°C (50% big oak barrels) 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.
Robert Parker – 2015: 90 p.
James Suckling - 2016: 90 p.
Wine & Spirits – 2011: 91 p.
Gambero Rosso - 2015: 2 Bicchieri
Wine Enthusiast – 2012: 90 p.
BIBENDA – 2012: 4 Grappoli
Luca Maroni – 2012., 2013: 90 p.
Berliner Weinführer - 2014: 17 p. (very good wine)
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