Grape blend: 100% Vermentino
Alcohol content: 13% vol
Acidity: 5 g/l
Residual sugars: 0.49 g/l
The vineyards for this wine grow at Capannelle (Civitella Marittima, Grosseto), on a hill with loose soil that’s rich in rock fragments, tufa and sandstone, at an altitude of 350 metres a.s.l. The hillside, once a pasture, faces the Mediterranean Sea, whose influence makes the climate milder and breezier, and helps define the wine’s terroir and typical characteristics. The 2022 harvest was brought forward considerably due to the very hot weather, despite the help of some supplemental irrigation; the grapes were already ripe at the beginning of September. Meticulous selection in the vineyard separated the “sunburnt” bunches from the ones to be vinified, which were promptly pressed whole. The must was immediately cooled and the best lees kept in contact with the liquid, redissolved through periodical bâtonnage in order to control oxidisation without using SO2 in this phase, while the wine developed sweet polysaccharides and complex aromas.
Tasting – Colour: strong straw-yellow, tending towards golden as time passes in the bottle. The nose: it displays pronounced, exaggerated acidity, but this is not a defect… the sea’s influence can almost be sensed in the glass; yellow apple and hints of wildflowers complete the olfactory profile. In the mouth: sapid and saline, fresh with the right degree of acidity.
Wine and Food Pairing – It goes well with the “sea” at the table too: spaghetti with carpet-shell clams, seafood risotto, salt-baked fish, octopus with potatoes or grilled squid. The wine’s sapidity and freshness also go well with more robust, typical dishes, such as salt cod “alla Maremmana”, Maremma-style tortelli dressed with butter and sage, fresh cheese and honey bruschetta, and vegetables recipes such as zucchini stuffed with ricotta.