Cenaja Vermentino 2016Late Harvest
Lying at the feet of the Pisan hills and dominated by the millenary Tower-House, Torre a Cenaia Estate has been for centuries the benchmark of the wine production of this fertile land, which has one of the most suitable soil and climate area of the western Tuscany. Ancient property of the Florentine Pitti family, it reflects the heritage handing down to posterity the pride and the noble history, embodied today in wines with a unique personality, deeply tuscan.
In the heart of Torre a Cenaia Estate, on the banks of a lake exposed to the sea-wind, the vineyard of “Casone” has been fructifing flourishing for more than thirty years. Here, thanks to a careful selection of the grapes and a hand-picked collection, the Cenaja Vermentino comes to life as our best cru wine. In the encounter between our land and the Tyrrhenian Sea, in a highly vocated terroir, under the wise guidance of a great Italian oenologist, this white wine acquires surprising tasting characteristics.
Denomination: Vermentino Toscana I.G.P.
Origin: Torre a Cenaia Ancient Pitti Estate, today owned by Terzi-Coppini families; Tuscany
Grapes: Vermentino 100%
Vineyard: Est-west exposure; Guyot espalier
Terrain: Medium clay mixture
Harvest: Third week of September
Vinification: Soft destemming, cold prefermentation and maceration in steel tanks, fermentation in vitrified cement vats at controlled temperature for 15-20 days
Refinement: Refined on lees in vitrified cement vats for 3 months
Refinement in bottle: 12 months
Alcohol: 13% vol
Tasting: Straw bright yellow colour with marked greenish. Intense and persistent bouquet with fruity and floral marked notes. Elegant, fresh, savory and velvety taste with a good structure, smooth and balanced
Food pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, it goes well with seafood, white meats, cold cuts, cheeses, mushrooms and truffles.
Service temperature: 8-10 °C
Size: 750 ml