Pure Vermentino coming from a single vineyard, North-West oriented to catch every last bit of sunlight, over the sandy-clay soils down in the valley. In the part of the vineyard dedicated only to Vermentino, that is sensitive to sea breezes and early morning frost, grapes grow with rich and juicy fruits, that require special care in pruning and leaf-stripping. Starting from 2013, we allow the innate yeasts from the terrior to begin the spontaneous fermentation process, in order to enhance the savoury minerality that always distinguishes taste of Aprilante. It is fermented in steel vats that are moved outside the cellar during the winter season, under the usual snowfalls to facilitate the natural clarifying and decanting processes. Aprilante is bottled in early spring, preserving its savoury mineral finish.
Vintage: 209Bottles: 4.740 Grape: Vermentino 100% Vineyard: Melucci: 60-90 mt asl North.-East orientedTraining method: cordon spurDensity: 5.500Soil: medium mixture sandy or sandy-clayey Harvest: harvest hand made in small baskets, on September 21th
Vintage: 2018 Bottles: 4.740 Grape: Vermentino 100% Vineyard: Melucci: 60-90 mt asl North.-East oriented Training method: cordon spur Density: 5.500 Soil: medium mixture sandy or sandy-clayey Harvest: harvest hand made in small baskets, on September 18th
Taste it with: all seafood – excellent with lobster! and octopus! – but also with typical Tuscany appetizers as bruschetta, crostini and “panzerotti” with walnut sauce or soft cheese and ham!!