Toscana Bianco IGT “Vinum” 2016 – Podere Gualandiby 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: starts from the vineyard, with manual weeding, the elimination of excess buds and the shredding of the grass (the vines are grassed). A selection of the bunches is done in August and September, eliminating the bunches that are rotten. The grapes are harvested by hand using traditional bigonce, the harvest is late.
WINE-MAKING: the grapes are left in the sun for a day or two and then are crushed directly into the hollows with a stick. Not being able to use the dolia, a barrel of chestnut was used.
MATURATION: fermentation occurs with stalks and peels for about 10 days. The pressing is manual and the wine is moved by fall and without pumps.
AGING: four years on the lees.