Winery: Castello di Torre in Pietra
Farming: Certified Organic
Site: Sandy, stony loam, about 50 meters above sea level. A good dose of calcareous material.
Grape: 100% Vermentino
Fermentation and Aging: Grapes are picked early in the morning and immediately go to the winery for a 12 hour cold-soak, followed by a soft pressing and static clarification at low temps. A slow cool fermentation in which the wine is dry within 10-15 days. No pumping; after fermentation the temperature is suddenly lowered causing the gross lies to drop to the bottom. Then racked gently off the gross lies and refined in stainless steel on the fine lies for 3 months.
Notes: Beautiful yellow color. Aromatic notes of white peaches, extremely floral. The nose takes you to the sea with mineral and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate the Vermentino is full, with balancing acidity, lots of ripeness. Vermentino is a typical variety of the estruscan coast, planted at the winery since 1968.
Pairing: Perfect with all types of seafood, delicate or rich, from the simple to the most complex.