Toscana Trebbiano IGT 2017 – Fattoria Ambraby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: Straw yellow colour. The nose reveals hints of yellow fruits and notes of wild flowers. On the palate, it is fresh, medium-bodied and of good intensity. Balanced and fairly persistent.
The Trebbiano Ambra is made of 90% Trebbiano and 10% Vermentino grapes from biological grapes sources near the Carmignano area at an altitude of 100 – 150 metres a.s.l. The Trebbiano Ambra is certificated organic ad only 8000 bottles are produced every year. The grapes are manually harvested and selected, then the wine is vinified in cold maceration on the skin and the fermented at controlled temperatures. The wine is then matured in steel for 6 months and then bottled.
The Fattoria Ambra has been owned by the Romei Rigoli family since the middle of the last century. The company is located near the Ombrone river and the Villa Medicea of Poggio a Caiano. Its name derives from the poem “Ambra”, written in the fifteenth century by Lorenzo Il Magnifico. The vineyards, in total 20 hectares, are located in four of the most renowned crus of the territory of Carmignano: the hill of Montalbiolo, Elzana, Santa Cristina in Pilli and Montefortini, next to the homonymous Etruscan tombs. The Carmignano DOCG, produced with Sangiovese grapes, in the majority, Cabernet, Canaiolo and other red grapes, is bottled in the four crus. The young version of Carmignano is also produced the “Barco Reale” and the rosato “Vin Ruspo”. The Cabernet Sauvignon, introduced by the Medici family and known as “Francesca grapes”, has been cultivated in Carmignano since 1700. In Italy, the name of Carmignano has been synonymous with great wines since the thirteenth century, and so great was its reputation, which In 1716 Cosimo III de ‘Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, issued a call for tenders that dictated the rules for controlling the production of “Carmignano”. Therefore it was the first wine with a denomination of controlled origin in the world. The boundaries of the ancient denomination remain identical to the current ones, making it one of the smallest Italian DOCG areas.
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