L’UNA VERMENTINO TOSCANA IGT
Il Vermentino che non ti aspetti
Each phase of the moon corresponds to a different energetic state for humans, animals and plants. This Vermentino is the expression of the authentic Maremma with its vines which have always grown in this magical soil.
Production zone: Scansano – Maremma Toscana;
Uva: 100% Vermentino;
Available vintage: vendemmia 2016 – bottiglie prodotte 3.700;
Alcohol by volume: 13 %;
Total sulphur: 40 mg/l;
Total polyphenols: 3000 mg/l;
Vineyard elevation: 170 m a.s.l.;
Soil type: volcanic with high percentage of gravel;
Age of the vineyard: 17 years;
Planting density: 5.000 plants/HA;
Yield per Ha: 70 QL/HA;
Vine training method: Cordon spur pruning;
Harvesting period: second half of September;
Picking method: by hand selec2ng the best bunches, grapes conserved with dry ice;
Vinification: Stripped and gently pressed. Fermentation: spontaneous (no added yeasts). Ageing: in steel for 6 months on the fine lees, using the bâtonnage technique;
Tasting notes: Transparent and luminous golden hue flecked with green. The crispness immediately comes through on the nose, with citrus combining with floral notes in a warm bouquet enriched with intriguing mineral nuances. Soft on the palate. A grapey caress;
Food pairing: Ideal as a pre-dinner drink, this big white wine evokes the local aromas and flavours and naturally pairs very well with traditional Mediterranean fish-based dishes and is perfect with shellfish and baked fish;
Serving temperature: 12°;
Wine glass type: un calice a tulipano, profumi e gusti ne gioveranno.
WHAT YEAR WAS 2017?
In terms of weather conditions, the year was marked by very little rainfall and rather high temperatures; such weather had not occurred in many years. In the management of the vineyard, we at Poggio la Luna did not perform any defoliation and trimming, in order to protect grapes from excessive solar radiation. The 2017 weather has also encouraged the growth of healthy clusters and allowed us decreasing the amount of plant-health measures to a minimum. In short, 2017 was an “excellent year” certainly from the point of view of quality with healthy grapes and no use of chemicals in the cellar, even if the scarcity of rain has made the production very limited: in a few words, the 2017 wine is not abundant, but excellent!