Fattoria di Bacchereto "Sassocarlo" Bianco Toscana IGT 2017, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)
|90% Trebbiano, 10% Malvasia del Chianti
The Terre a Mano Sassocarlo is the estate’s orange wine made from Trebbiano and a bit of Malvasia, both spending their first 4 days of natural fermentation on the skins to add to the texture and color of the finished wine. Normally picked around the middle of October, the color of the grapes change to orange and pink aiding in the beautiful hue of the finished wine; and it gives ample time for some of the grapes (about 20%) to become affected by botrytis, adding more depth and complexity to the juice. After the grapes are pressed off the skins, the fermenting must goes into old French Tonneau barrels for the next 12 months to complete fermentations, seeing regular battonage for the first month, and then once a week stirrings for the rest of the year. After an additional month in stainless steel, the wine is racked for the first time into bottle. No yeasts are added to the process, no sulfur is used, and the unfiltered wine is full of expressive character.
Color: golden yellow
Bouquet: Large and complex, with notes of ripe fruit and light woody nuances
Taste: Structured, soft, dense and powerful, of long persistence
Pairings: aged cheeses, fish, salami