TORRICELLA 2006

TOSCANA IGT

GRAPE VARIETIES

Chardonnay

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

At a very low temperature (14/20°)
Cold maceration: 4°C for 6 hours without oxygen

AGEING

Two-thirds in new barriques, the rest in stainless steel. The part aged in barriques is subject to lees stirring: initially every day, then less often.
Ageing: 3 months

BOTTLING DATE

May 2007

Vintage Awards
AIS 2008
Wine Spectator 2008 88/100
Information

Torricella, white wine rich in structure and complexity, enhances its personality with a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon blanc of Tuscan character. Fruit of a careful quality development both in the vineyard and in the cellars, this white wine is able to express the characteristics of a terroir often reputed for its famous “reds” only

PRODUCTION AREA
Province of Siena

The Sauvignon blanc comes from a vineyard situated at 230 m a.s.l. on alluvial soil and the Chardonnay comes from different plots of which two estate vineyards; one located at 350 m a.s.l. on limestone-rich soil, the other at 460 m a.s.l. on sandy and pebbly soil.

Growing Season

Winter lasted until March. April and May were rainy and the summer showed moderate temperatures and limited rainfall. However, on 20 August the weather changed abruptly and the last 10 days of the month were hot and sunny. This trend continued into September and the first half of October and was characterised by temperatures that varied by more than 10/15 degrees between the scorching days and cool nights. On 30 August we began to harvest the Chardonnay. In our opinion, the 2006 vintage is the best to come out of the last 15 years. It displays superb aromatic complexity, good alcohol content and excellent polyphenolic structure.

Tasting Notes

Strongly fruity nose, round body with mineral sensations and a lovely long finish. Notable for its freshness.