Chardonnay 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%.
Cold maceration at 4°C for 12/16 hours without oxygen.
Fermentation at very low temperatures (12°C -16°C) for 25/30 days.
The 50% age in tonneaux, the rest in stainless steel for 6 months.
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.
The 2012 autumn and the 2012-2013 winters were among the rainiest of the last few years. The real spring began on April 10th when it stopped raining and there was a sudden change in temperature with extremely high average day temperatures.
Summer had begun with wet soils but the high temperatures and the sunshine accounted for homogeneous bunches. The year was shaped in September: summerlike temperatures during the day falling at night (with a 15°C difference between night and day) that allowed a perfect technological and polyphenolic ripeness.
Pale straw colour. The nose reveals a fascinating concentration of white-pulped fruit scents, citrus notes and aromatic herbs. The palate shows great ripe fruit taste along with an excellent balance between freshness and minerality.
Wine of great character and elegance.