Vernaccia di San Gimignano L’Albereta – IL COLOMBAIO DI SANTA CHIARA

IL COLOMBAIO DI SANTA CHIARA producer’s sheet

 

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General informations

  • Denomination: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

  • Grape variety: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano

  • Bottles produced: 7000

Vineyard

  • Agricolture: Organic farming certification

  • Soil composition: Tuff soil, rich in cave stone

  • Elevation: 280-330 meters above sea level

  • Density of plants per hectare: 5500

  • Yield per hectare: 50/55 hl/ha

  • Cultivation system: Spurred cordon

  • First year: 2008

  • Grape harvest: Hand harvest takes place from the end of September

Wine processing

  • Vinification: Soft pressing of the grapes. Fermentation with local yeasts takes place in durmast barrels at a controlled temperature. 70% of the maturation period takes place in durmast barrels for 12 months and 30% takes place in cement vats. After being put together the wine remains in cement vats for further 8 months and is refined in bottles for about 12 months.

Characteristic

  • Color: Straw-coloured with golden hues.

  • Bouquet: A captivating perfume with notes of apricot, which blend with the balsamic notes of the maturation in wood barrels.

  • Taste: On the palate it is highly structured, with a vibrating and vivid sourness. Perfect for a long aging.

  • Pairing: Saffron Tagliolini (thin noodles), baked fish, rabbit with Vernaccia

  • Serving temperature: 12-14°C

Analytical data

  • Alcohol: 13,5% vol

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