Prunecchio 2019, Fattoria di Sammontana (Tuscany, Italy)
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Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Malvasia Style: White ABV: 12.5% Any added sulphites: Minimal Filtered: No Size: 75cl
Named after the path in which the grapes are found, Prunecchio is a mineral and stony white with delicate notes of rosemary and apple. Fresh, light and herbaceous!
The grapes are harvested around the same time and vinified together. Destemmed, then direct pressed into steel tanks where fermentation kicks off and lasts around 10 days. The wine stays on its fine lees for around 6 months during which time it is left to undergo full malolactic fermentation. Bottled with a tiny sulphite addition, unfined unfiltered.
Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this biodynamic Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras. All of the grapes are estate-grown and located all around their property. The soils are pretty consistent around most parcels - limestone and an alluvial influence, very stony, gravelly, a soil where not much else but their vines and olive trees can thrive. The farming has been organic since the first generation in the 1860’s (though officially certified since 2012), and biodynamic across all 16 hectares since 2012.