Gessaia

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 8056539350071

  • Vintage 2015
  • Producer
  • Country Italy
  • Region Toscana
  • Composition:
    100% Sauvignon (younger vineyards)
  • Winemaker Notes Vini Montauto, a property founded by Riccardo Lepri's grandfather some 60 years ago stretches over 200 hectares of sun drenched, soft sloping Tuscan hills, the famous homeland of strong statement red wines

    The soil is clay and stony, and mineral laden with veins of chalk and in particular areas, rich in pebbles. The vineyards are tended to by Riccardo, his family, and Federico, his right hand man. Ricardo is a former economist, turned winemaker with a very simple motto: “drink my wine or don’t. There is no in between”.

    Riccardo Lepri has been at the helm of his family’s vineyard for more than a decade. Located in a part of Southern Tuscany that is terra incognita for most tourists, Vini Montauto has made the rather controversial decision to focus on white wines in a region that is far better known for her busty reds. But that’s very much Riccardo’s strong suit. He sees himself as an anti-conformist and his wines proudly follow suit.
  • Tasting Notes Bright, with a straw-yellow colour and greenish shimmers. The nose is intense and long lasting. It delivers floral notes such as elderberry, citrus notes as well as white pulp fruits. It is dry and fresh on the palate. Delicate and medium-bodied, the
    wine is well balanced, long-lasting in flavour and with an elegant finish with savory notes.
  • Vineyard When the grapes are ripe, they are selected and harvested manually. The grape harvest takes place during the last ten days of August starting very early in the morning in order to guarantee a cool temperature when the grapes are brought to the wine cellar.
  • Vinification Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours, fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 15° C
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