Chardonnay 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%.
Cold maceration at 4°C for 12/16 hours without oxygen.
Fermentation at very low temperatures (12°C -16°C) for 25/30 days.
The 50% age in tonneaux, the rest in stainless steel for 6 months.
May 18th 2012
Torricella, white wine rich in structure and complexity, enhances its personality with a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon blanc of Tuscan character. Fruit of a careful quality development both in the vineyard and in the cellars, this white wine is able to express the characteristics of a terroir often reputed for its famous “reds” only
Province of Siena
The Sauvignon blanc comes from a vineyard situated at 230 m a.s.l. on alluvial soil and the Chardonnay comes from different plots of which two estate vineyards; one located at 350 m a.s.l. on limestone-rich soil, the other at 460 m a.s.l. on sandy and pebbly soil.
Rainfall and temperatures over the winter were average. Spring was mild and rainy in the early part of the season, while there was no rainfall from late April through May. The rain between June and July helped to ensure a good water reserve and allowed the vines to develop even earlier than usual. A very hot, dry August, helped by cool September nights, completed the ripening of the grapes.
The Chardonnay, harvested on August 23rd, was perfectly ripe, and the Sauvignon Blanc, which was harvested earlier than usual, had rich aromas and good acidity and PH balance.
Pale straw in colour with greenish reflections. The wine has a fresh and balsamic aroma with marked scents of vanilla and intense fruit concentration of plums, pineapples and apricots.
Pleasant, elegant white wine which combines the classic fresh and mineral scents from Chianti with ample and fragrant fruit sensations. Enjoy now or leave it to age a bit. Best served slightly chilled.