Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2016

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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

    • The 2016 growing season began with scattered showers over most of the spring. This wet weather cleared way into early summer as June yielded hot and dry conditions. Bud break, veraison, and maturation began earlier than normal. Balanced weather through late summer and early fall led to perfect grape ripeness and an abundant healthy harvest..

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1 and 9; manual harvest
  • Vinification

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

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Floral aromas merge with hints of racy citrus, pineapple and mineral characters, combined with a 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.