Bianco dell’Empolese DOC
VARIETY: San Colombano, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia bianca.
SOIL TYPE: clay-loam rich in rock fragments
PLANTING DENSITY: 3200 vines/ha.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Tuscan overturned
HARVEST PERIOD: accurate selection of the grapes, manual harvesting in small baskets first fortnight of September
HARVEST METHOD: Manual harvesting
PRESSING: soft pressing and de-stalking.
FERMENTATION AND AGING: Slow withering of the grapes on mats up until the end of January. Fermentation in barrels of 50 or 100 liters assembled with different woods: chestnut, oak, cherry, acacia, mulberry, where it remains for at least five years; refining in bottle for at least six/eight months
WINE-TASTING NOTES: amber yellow colour with hints of dried fruit, dried fig, apricot and spices with a soft and full-bodied taste with a very persistent lingering.
LONGEVITY: Potential of long aging.
REVIEWS:vintage 2004 90 pts Wine Enthusiast , selezionato al Merano Wine Festival 2014. Vintage 2007 Super Tre stelle I Vini di Veronelli 2017 ; Vintage 2008 Tre Stelle I Vini di Veronelli 2018, Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles; Vintage 2009 93 pts . J.Suckling , Silver Medal International Wine Challenge , Gold Medal 96 pts Decanter , The best Vin Santo of Italy 95 pts Luca Maroni, 4 Stelle ViniBuoni d’Italia of Touring Club Italia