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Vernaccia

VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO FONTALEONI 2015

Italy

Per bottle

£13.95 £11.25

Per case of 6

£83.70 £67.50

Per case of 12

£167.40 £135.00

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Clear straw yellow colour with fine, fruity, flowery, white peach and acacia flower aromas. The wine is dry, fresh, quite soft, medium-bodied and very tasty!

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Bottle Size

75cl

Closure

Cork

Vintage

2015

Country

Italy

Grape

Vernaccia

ABV

13.00

Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first wine in Italy to be awarded the DOC status in 1966, which was then upgraded to DOCG in 1993. The parents of Franco Troiani, who tragically passed away in June 2014, moved from the Marche to Tuscany in 1959 and purchased the estate. In the 1990s a large part of the vineyards were replanted. The Vernaccia clones were collected, and still are today, from the the oldest vineyard of the property, planted in 1980. Two or three hectares of vineyards are planted each year. An extremely modern and partially underground cellar was built in 2001. To have modern and sophisticated equipment is particularly important for Vernaccia as this grape has a delicate nature and a very very fragile skin that breaks easily when reaching full ripeness. Fontaleoni’s vineyards lie on a prevalently calcareous soil (originating from the Pliocene Epoch) at the ideal altitude of 200-250 meters above sea level. The vine training systems are guyot and cordon spur, the traditional ones of the area, vineyard density is 4,500 plants/hectare. Vineyard management is meticulous and carried out entirely by hand and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic. Fontaleoni is now run by Franco’s son and daughter, Matteo, an agronomist, and Simona, who has a degree in languages. The touch of Paolo Caciorgna, who consults for Fontaleoni, is evident in the lovely wines.