Chardonnay with a small addition of Sauvignon
Cold maceration at 4°C for 6 hours without oxygen.
Fermentation at very low temperatures (14°C-20°C/57.2°F-68°F).
Two-thirds age in new 500lt. tonneaux, the rest in stainless steel for 6 months. Lees stirring is carried out for the two-thirds aged in barriques, initially every day, then less frequently.
A further ageing for 3 months in bottle follows.
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.
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.
Mild winter with an average temperature always above zero. Rainfall: 200 mm.
Initially a cold spring with temperatures slowly on the rise at the end of May. Rainfall: 200 mm.
Hot summer especially in July and the first half of August. Rainfall: 100 mm.
The grape harvest started on 24th August for the Chardonnay and 7th September for the Sauvignon Blanc, with perfectly healthy and sugary grapes, with a balanced acidity.
Brilliant straw-yellow. A bouquet of almond flowers, hazelnut, elderflower, vanilla butter and honey; a palate of peach, pineapple, banana and lime, with a clean and fresh taste. Perfectly balanced citrus fruit, minerals and toasty notes calibrated by the terroir of Brolio and the wood chosen for the fermentation and the ageing.