organic vernaccia di san gimignano 2017

chianti, italy

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VARIETAL: 95% Vernaccia di San Gimignano, 5% Vermentino

WINEMAKER: Paolo Salvi

VINEYARDS: 'Poggio alle corti' & 'Terre Rosse', mixed clay and Pliocene sand; North/East, Southwest exposure; 1,300 ft altitude; average age of vines 15 years

FARMING PRACTICES: Certified organic; dry farmed; rows grassed over with clover and legumes; compost and green manure fertilizers; no chemicals used (fertilizers, pesticides, additives); hand-harvested with careful in field selection

VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of macerated grapes. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and glazed concrete containers at controlled temperatures. Naturally stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling. All work in the winery is done with gravity, without the use of pipes or pumps.

AGING:  Matured in stainless steel and concrete tanks for 4-8 months, followed by at least 4 months bottle aging.