Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2012

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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

    • 2012 was a hot, dry year. There was little rainfall until mid-August, resulting in delayed ripening and low yields.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 10
  • Vinification

    • In stainless-steel tanks; 6 months on the lees; aged 3 months in bottle

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The aromas are floral with hints of pineapple and apples. This is a fresh, elegant wine with good structure and a long finish.

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Reviews

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2012 – 90 points, Top 100 Value Brands – Wine & Spirits

    "Tart apple flavors brighten this briny vermentino. It has the floral scent of fresh creamery butter, but doesn't feel oily. A zesty white for scallops and gingery leeks."

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2012 – 90 points, Best Buy – Wine & Spirits

    "Tart apple flavors brighten this briny vermentino. It has the floral scent of fresh creamery butter, but doesn't feel oily. A zesty white for scallops and gingery leeks."

  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2012

    The aromas are floral with hints of pineapple and apples. This is a fresh, elegant wine with good structure and a long finish.

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