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L'AMBRATO

IGT Toscana Bianco

2017

 

We have just a few white grape vines so we like to experiment and although the style may vary, the character of these old Tuscan varieties always shows: Exotic notes of jasmin, honeysuckle, lemon, spices and minerals are typical with soft acidity and rich texture. In the case of L’Ambrato thanks to partial fermentation with skins there is a further dimension of phenolic structure and complexity.

In 2017 grapes were harvested at peak maturity. Grapes were destemmed into an open fermenter and fermentation by wild yeasts allowed to start spontaneously. After 5 days maceration the fermenting must was pressed into a 2 year old barrique, where primary fermentation and subsequent malolactic fermentation were allowed to complete naturally. Afterward the wine was racked and returned to the barrique to age for a total of 16 months and then bottled.

Vintage
2017

Agriculture
Organic but not yet certified 

Vineyard (year planted, altitude a.s.l.)
Seggiano (1974, 350m)

Grape Variety
50% Malvasia Lunga 
30% Trebbiano Toscano
10% Malvasia Verde
5%   Moscato
5%   other

Yield
Grapes: 750g per plant
Wine: 20 hl/ha

Harvest 
By hand into 18kg crates
Late-september

Winemaking
Native yeasts, open fermenter
Manual cap submersion (pigeage)
5 days maceration, press, then in-barrel fermentation

Ageing
16 months in 2 year old oak barrel

Classification
IGT Toscana Bianco

Alcohol
13,5% by volume

Quantity Produced
250 bottles (75cl)