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Vermentino Bolgheri DOC

Wine name:Vermentino Bolgheri DOC

Appellation:BOLGHERI VERMENTINO DOC

Zone:Bolgheri (province of Livorno)

Blend:85% Vermentino 15% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sauvignon Blanc 2004,2013

Soil Type:sandy-clayey, skeletal

Exposure:east-west

Colour:Straw yellow with light golden reflections

Nose:white flowers, citrus flowers, white pepper, intense and complex

Flavour:Fresh, sapid, fat in the mouth, mineral, well balanced

Match with:As an aperitif, fish dishes, shellfish, seafood in general

Average no. bottles/year:25,000

Notes:

Two harvests are carried out: the first one is early in order to ensure freshness. Then the vines are deleafed and the rest of the grapes are picked.

Vine training system: cordon spur and guyot. Vineyard density: 5,600 vines/hectare

Vinification and ageing

60% of the blend is pressed and then fermented in steel tanks with temperature 16°C for 15 days . 40% of the blend is skin fermented  for 15 days and stays on skins for 2 months. The wine matures for 5 months in stainless steel with a prolonged maturation on fermentation lees

Wine Producer

FATTORIA CASA DI TERRA

Website:http://www.fattoriacasaditerra.com/

Address:Località Le Ferruggini 162/A, Bolgheri, 57020 Castagneto Carducci LIVORNO

Owner:Gessica and Giuliano Frollani

Year of establishment:1956

Total annual production:350000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):45

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):7ha Cabernet sauvignon 0.9ha Chardonnay 1.8ha Malbec 8ha Merlot 1.8ha other approved red berry varietals 1.9ha Petit Verdot 2.3ha Rebo 1.3ha Sauvignon Blanc 4.5ha Syrah 7.1ha Vermentino 1.5ha Viognier

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:cover crops on all the aisles or every second aisle is tilled depending on situation of the vineyard

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Agronomist:Diego Mugnaini

Oenologist:Diego Mugnaini on-premise, Emiliano Falsini consultant

History

Fattoria Casa di Terra is a family run estate in the heart of Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast (Maremma). The Fattoria was purchased in 1956 when the grandparents of the present owners, Gessica and Giuliano Frollani, moved to Maremma from the Marche.
At first mainly fruit trees and vegetables were grown, as in most of the local farms, then in the 1990s vineyards gradually started being planted reaching 45 hectares (33 of which are within the Bolgheri DOC appellation) from the initial 3 hectares. The grape varieties are mainly French, typical of Bolgheri: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Rebo (a cross between Merlot and Teroldego), Vermentino, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The staff is young and very motivated. Diego Mugnaini is the on-premise oenologist and agronomist. Diego has worked with the well known oenologist Alberto Antonini and has had experience abroad in Australia and in New Zealand. Emiliano Falsini, who consults for other estates of our portfolio, is the consultant oenologist. Stefania Brunetti and Alberto Rossi, previously employed by one of the largest Tuscan estates, follow the marketing issues.
The vineyards are kept as a garden. Viticulture is strictly sustainable. The soil is typical of Bolgheri: sandy-clayey, clayey with pebbles, red ferrous clay with sand.
The new and modern 7,500 square meter cellar is built following eco-sustainable principles and it is designed so to blend in the landscape. The practices in the cellar are aimed at keeping the integrity of the wines as much as possible and the fermentation of the reds is spontaneous.
The wines are Bolgheri DOC Rosso, Bianco and Rosato and IGT/proprietary wines. The philosophy of the estate is to produce elegant and drinkable wines that are accessible to the professional and private customer alike.

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50122 - Firenze, Italy

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