Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2015

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  • Label

    • The Label:

      The label represents the receding waters of an ancient coastal lake named Prelius that was drained in the 1930s for agricultural purposes. The vineyards of Prelius are located on a hilltop alongside what were once the shores of this lake. Thus the wines of Prelius now replace the waters of Prelius.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Size: 2.1 hectares (5 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

    • A very warm and dry year. All phenological phases from budbreak to ripeness occurred one week early when compared to previous vintages. The growing season experienced little rain and very high temperatures, especially in July (July was the hottest month in the recorded history of the winery), subjecting the vineyards to high hydric stress that was controlled by drip irrigation. Grapes at the time of harvest were healthy and perfectly ripe. The harvest began earlier than previous vintages.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 4 and 10; manual harvest
  • Vinification

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

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Floral aromas merge with hints of racy citrus, pineapple and mineral characters, combined with a softening marine influence. On the palate, this is a refreshing, elegant wine that retains its balanced acidity. The mouthfeel bursts with fresh fruit that lingers on the finish.

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  • Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2015

    Floral aromas merge with hints of citrus, pineapple and mineral characters, combined with a softening marine influence. The palate is refreshing and elegant with a balanced acidity. The mouthfeel bursts with fresh fruit that lingers on the finish.

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