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Alessandro Tofanari. Vernaccia di San Gimignano 'Astrea' 2011

SKU: IWT012

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Rich powerful fresh fig and quince fruit, ripe, bitter lemon and wild honey

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Castellaccia Vernacchia di San Gimignano Astrea
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

The ‘Astrea’ is from a particular part of the vineyard rather than a grape selection.  The altitude is two hundred and fifty metres, the soils: well drained sandy clays on limestone and a constant fresh breeze to freshen and ensure healthy vines.  Vines are planted using a Cordone speronato system at a density of around four and a half thousand plants per hectare.  Less than a kilogram of fruit is taken from each vine, no synthetic treatments are used.  The farming is certified as organic though they go further and adhere to biodynamic principals. 

Work in the vineyards and the harvest is by hand, picking is later than most of the appellation and so the grapes take on a golden hue.  The grapes are pressed softly and fermented on their own wild yeasts where it remains on the lees for at least three months.  The wine is bottled without filtration

2011 was a hot vintage and the wine is deep full and sapid, with rich powerful fresh fig and quince fruit, ripe, bitter lemon and wild honey.  Not for the faint hearted, a boisterous characterful wine with bite and vigour combined with a soothing sapidity.  13.5%
 
 

 

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product Alessandro Tofanari. Vernaccia di San Gimignano 'Astrea' 2011
product code / SKU IWT012
region Italy - Toscana (Tuscany)
vintage 2011
bottle size 75cl
alcohol level 13 - 13.5%
body medium
colour white
sugar level dry
grape Vernaccia
Winemaker

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