Castelprile

Tuscany, Italy

Bianco Riserva, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • The logo represents the fluid, the essence of the ancient costal lake of Prelius, what now is known as the Maremma Toscana around Grosseto. The lake has slowly disappeared also due to the drainage of the 30s and now the only fluid that’s left is the excellent wine making tradition of the region. The vineyards of Castelprile are located on a hilltop along the shores of the ancient lake, five miles from the sea facing the majestic Tuscan Archipelago.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Prile
    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Size: 2 hectares (4.94 acres)
    • Vine Age: 2001-2004
    • Soil: Sand (80%), clay (15%), silt (5%) and gravel
    • Elevation: 37-52 meters (120-170 feet
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 3,500-4,000 vines/acre
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2020 vintage began with a relatively warm winter and spring that resulted in the vines budding and flowering early. Temperatures only dropped in the first 3 weeks of June only to rise again immediately and remained high throughout the summer. We had a particularly dry winter and spring with almost no rain in summer, only to start again towards the end of August and during the harvest. The summer was generally hot and dry with harvest taking place a few days earlier than usual.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 26
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: Vinification in French oak barrels and tonneau used with integral lees until June 2021, subsequent decanting and bottling
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.9 g/L
    • RS: 0.6 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Color: Bright vivid straw yellow

      Nose: Typical hints of aromatic herbs of Vermentino blended with an expression of wild flowers and sweet spices

      Taste: Full and harmonious, notes of wild flowers and herbs accompanied with hints of almond on the finish, which is long and notably savory