Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2010

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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, five kilometers (just over three 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: 37-52 meters (120-170 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 10,872 vines/hectare (4,400 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • 2010 was characterized by a cool, rainy season; as a result, all phenological phases were delayed for almost one week. Summer was mild and plant development good, with plenty of fruit on the vine. Because of the cooler than normal vintage, the grapes ripened slowly and harvest started slightly later compared to previous years.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 6-8
  • Vinification

    • Bottle Aging: 3 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Production (in cases): 2,083 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose is floral with hints of pineapple and apples. It is a fresh, elegant wine with a good structure and a long aftertaste of yellow fruits.

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  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2010

    The nose is floral with hints of pineapple and apples. It is a fresh, elegant wine with a good structure and a long aftertaste of yellow fruits.

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2010 – 89 points – Wine Spectator

    “Floral and peach aromas and flavors plus the bright acidity render this white juicy. Firms up by the finish, while retaining all its flavors and adding an accent of spice.”

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2010 – 88 points – The Wine Advocate

    "The 2010 Vermentino Prelius is an attractive white with good varietal melon, pear and green apple notes. This is a relatively soft style of Vermentino..."

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