Bianco dell’Empolese DOC
Malvasia white , SanColombana e Trebbiano tuscany
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.
Exposure : South
Soil type: Clay-loam rich in rock fragments
Planting density: 5000 vines/ha.
Training system: Overturned Tuscany
Harvesting period: Harvest takes place the first week of September
Harvesting method: Accurate selection of the grapes, manual harvesting in small baskets first fortnight of September.
Pressing: Soft pressing.
Fermentation and ageing: 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
Longevity: Great ageing potential
Vintage 2004 90 pts Wine Enthusiast , Selezionato al Merano Wine Festival
Vintage 2007 Super Tre stelle I Vini di Veronelli
Vintage 2008 Tre Stelle I Vini di Veronelli , Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Vintage 2009 93 pts 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
Vintage 2010 92 pts Suckling