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.
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.
Mild autumn with little rainfall. Heavy snowfall in February with cold temperatures for several days. The spring was mild with average temperatures between 15 and 18°C; a little rainfall concentrated in the month of April allowed normal budbreak and good flowering. The summer came early with high temperatures and a total absence of rain from mid June to the end of August. In early September abundant rainfall refresh the ground and the air allowing the vines to resume the ripening process and complete it in the best possible way.
The first Chardonnay entered the cellars on September 11th, while the Sauvignon arrived only after the last bunch of Chardonnay. Both white grapes were rich in aroma, displaying the proper balance between sugars and acidity.
Pale straw in colour. Fresh notes of mandarine and grapefruit with vanilla and balsamic hints on the nose. The palate is fresh, pleasant and well structured with rich layers of tropical fruit. Savoury, long finish.
Ready to be enjoyed now and cellarable for years.