Toscana Bianco IGT “Vinum Aurum” 2012 – Podere Gualdaniby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: White wine of great structure, not common in white wines, very mineral and aromatic.
GRAPES: Malvasia Lunga (known as Chianti), Coda di Cavallo (Trebbiano)
VINEYARD OF PROVENANCE: altitude 250 m s.l.m.
BREEDING: AGE VINE: from 30 to 70 years
YIELD PER HECTARE: 50 q / Ha LAND: Alberese and Pleistocene Clay-Sands
HARVEST: the grapes are harvested by hand using traditional bigonce, the harvest is late.
VINIFICATION: after harvesting, the grapes are left in the sun for a day or two, then crushed directly into the tubs with a stick. Not being able to use the dolia (large jars devoid of loops closed by a lid of terra cotta dating back to the first century BC), is used a cask of chestnut.
MATURATION: fermentation occurs with stalks and peels for about 20 days. The pressing is manual and the wine is moved by fall and without pumps.
AGING: four years on the lees.
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