Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2014

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  • Label

    • The Label:

      The label represents the receding waters of an ancient coastal lake named Prelius that was drained in the 1930s for agricultural purposes. The vineyards of Prelius are located on a hilltop alongside what were once the shores of this lake. Thus the wines of Prelius now replace the waters of Prelius.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Size: 2.1 hectares (5 acres) planted to Vermentino
    • Vine Age: Planted in 2005
    • Soil: 80% sand, 15% clay, 5% silt and gravel
    • Elevation: 37-52 meters (120-170 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 10,872 vines/hectare (4,400 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • During the 2014 growing season, temperatures were lower that average, and rains fell regularly. Summer was quite cool, and therefore ripening progressed slowly. All phenological phases, including harvest, were delayed.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 8
  • Vinification

    • In stainless-steel tanks; 6 months on the lees; aged 3 months in bottle

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Floral aromas merge with hints of racy citrus, pineapple and mineral characters, combined with the softening marine influence. On the palate, this is a refreshing, elegant wine that retains its balanced acidity. The mouthfeel bursts with fresh fruit that lingers on the finish.