Indicazione Geografica Tipica Toscana Bianco
Median age of vines: 50 years
Elevation: 450 mtrs above sea level
Exposure: South westerly
Soil: Medium clay type earth
Grape varieties: White malmsey (Malvasia), white canaiolo, pulcinculo
Yield per hectare: 3000 kgs per hectare
Serving temperature: 10-12 degrees centigrade
Serving suggestions: Excellent with fish but also with white meats and mild cheeses.
Description: Straw coloured wine with spicy aromas of grapefruit, mint and tropical fruits. It has an elegant palate with a great savoury flavour and the capacity to mature well in the bottle whilst gaining more great qualities.
Fermentation: The hand-picked grapes are pressed and left to macerate for at least 8 hours whilst being left in contact with the skins to extract the flavours and aromas. Afterwards the clarified must is further fermented in French oak barrels of 1,000 litres at a temperature of 16-18 degrees Centigrade.
Maturation: The wine stays for at least 6 months in direct contact with the fermentation yeasts before being able to be bottled.
Bottle Maturation: A further 3 months.
Bottles produced: Approximately 1500 bottles