Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009

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  • Label

    • The Label:

      The Prelius label reflects the fluid nature of a coastal lake which was once where the vineyards of the Maremma region in Tuscany are today. As the area has evolved, it has established itself as an excellent location for viticulture and winemaking. The Prelius vineyards are located on a hilltop along what was once the shore of the ancient lake, three kilometers (nearly two miles) from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

      The winery has received high-profile recognition for its contemporary label design, including a “Gold Label” award from Vinitaly’s International Packaging Competition and a “Red Dot” award by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres) total. 2.1 hectares (5.1 acres) planted to Vermentino.
    • Vine Age: Planted in 2005
    • Soil: 80% sand, 15% clay, 5% silt and gravel
    • Elevation: 37 meters (120 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 8,649-9,884 vines/hectare (3,500-4,000 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • Spring was cool and wet. Summer was the opposite — hot and dry to such an extent that Prelius was required to irrigate the vines. The warm temperatures accelerated the ripening process and the grapes were harvested a week earlier than the previous year.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 7
  • Vinification

    • Aging: Stainless steel
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Production (in cases): 4,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Vermentino is a beautiful golden hue. On the nose it hints at pineapple and apples. The palate is fresh and elegant with good structure and a lingering fruit finish.

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Reviews

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009

    The Vermentino is a beautiful golden hue. On the nose it hints at pineapple and apples. The palate is fresh and elegant with good structure and a lingering fruit finish.

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009 – 88 points – Wine Spectator

    “Shows lemon pie, mineral and cream aromas and flavors, with medium fruit, bright acidity and a fruity finish.”

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009 – 89 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Complex, fresh aromas of citrus, mirabelle and pineapple, lifted by fresh herbs. Broad and lush, but with lively acids framing the ripe citrus and white fruit flavors. Finishes bright and long, with hints of coconut and minerals...."

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