80% VERMENTINO, 20% MALVASIA
Maremma Toscana Bianco
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 vineyards are tended to by Riccardo, his family, and Federico, his right hand man. Vines were planted with primarily Vermentino, Trebbiano and a clone of Sauvignon Blanc, selected by Riccardo’s grandfather Enos, an extraordinary man from the older times who supervised everything and guided Riccardo in the farming activities for more than 10 years.
Intense and persistent floral aromas with vegetal and herbal notes that melt gently into fruit. It has balanced acidity, delicate savory and mineral flavors, and a lingering finish.
The grapes come from vineyards that are from 7 to 30 years of age and that produce 2 kg of grapes per vine. The land is located 200 meters above sea level and 10 kilometers from the coast in the southern part of the Grosseto province, in the inland parts of Maremma. The soil is predominantly clayey and stony and is characterized by sharp temperature variations between day and night.
When the grapes are ripe, they are selected and harvested manually. The grape harvest takes place during the first ten days of September with the Vermentino and finish at the end of September with the Malvasia.
Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. The grapes are vinified separately; they settle for 36-48 hours. Fermentation following the ‘in bianco’ procedure, that is without any solid parts (skins and stalks) in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 16 °C. Refining: 4 months in bottle.