Caccia al Piano Lungocosta Bolgheri DOC White
REGION Toscana, Bolgheri
A limited production for Bolgheri Bianco of Caccia al Piano, where Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc ripen for about 12 months in quality-selected oak enhancing depth and aroma classic to Bolgheri and Tuscan Coast white wines.
A wealth of seductive fruit and floral notes complemented by an earthy minerality and succulent crispness.
GROWING YEAR: The 2020 growing season opened to a relatively mild winter with abrupt temperature drops; a warm, dry spring followed, favouring a rapid bud break. Abundant groundwater reserves allowed to develop regularly during the subsequent summer months. August brought significant day-night temperature differentials, conditions that encouraged an excellent ripening process, while late-month rains and cooler weather met the vines’ remaining water requirements. The harvest started during the first days of September.
70% Vermentino, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermented in stainless steel, followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation in barriques and 10 Hl barrels for 12 months, with an additional 3 months' bottle-ageing.
The two grape varieties are hand-picked into small 15 kg crates, at separate times in order to harvest the fruit at its optimal physical ripeness and in response to weather conditions. The whole clusters of Vermentino are gently pressed, while the Sauvignon Blanc clusters are de-stemmed and the must is cryo-macerated in an oxygen-free environment. The musts of both are then individually fermented at a controlled temperature of15°C.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%