Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2018

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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: Toscana IGT
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Composition: 100% Vermentino
    • 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

    • April was unusually warm, and this brought an early bud break, while May was rainy with low temperatures. Starting from June, we had a mild and good weather, with scattered weak rains. Veraison was anticipated, while the harvest took place like previous years.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 29, 2018; manual harvest
  • Vinification

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

  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.8g/L
    • RS: 0.6 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

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