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L'AMBRATO

IGT Toscana Bianco

2017

 

We have just a few white grape vines so we like to experiment and although the style may vary, the character of these old Tuscan varieties always shows: Exotic notes of jasmin, honeysuckle, lemon, spices and minerals are typical. 150 bottles made. 

In 2017 grapes were harvested at peak maturity. Grapes were destemmed into an open fermenter and fermentation by wild yeasts allowed to start spontaneously. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into clean glass carbuoys and bottled after 6 months. As far as we know the varieties include Malvasia Lunga, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Verde, Moscato but a few mysterious vines remain unidentified.

Vintage
2017

Agriculture
Organic but not yet certified 

Vineyard (year planted, altitude a.s.l.)
Seggiano (1974, 350m)

Grape Variety
50% Malvasia Lunga 
30% Trebbiano Toscano
10% Malvasia Verde
5%   Moscato
5%   other

Yield
Grapes: 750g per plant
Wine: 20 hl/ha

Harvest 
By hand into 18kg crates
Late-september

Winemaking
Native yeasts, open fermenter
Manual cap submersion (pigeage)
5 days maceration, press, then in-barrel fermentation

Ageing
16 months in 2 year old oak barrel

Classification
IGT Toscana Bianco

Alcohol
13,5% by volume

Quantity Produced
250 bottles (75cl)