This is a richer and more textural white Italian varietal that shows enticing aromas of green tea, spiced pears, white peach, toast and nuts. The palate is seductively smooth and well rounded showing luscious fleshy stone fruits, spice and tropical nuances.
The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed with only free run juice collected. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14 degrees C and once dry the lees were stirred weekly for 5 months prior to bottling. A parcel of about 30% was aged in old French oak barriques and underwent partial malo-lactic ferment for three months to provide subtle toasty nutty influences to the aromatics and texture on the palate.
Fermentation vessel Stainless steel 65%, 35% oak. All old barrels Type of oak: Gamba, Water Bent, Nevers Fining agent: skim milk and Isinglass Oak toasting: Medium Filtration: crossflow Filtration
Alcohol: 14.1 % Alc/Vol Acid: 6.2 g/L pH: 3.38