The marine personality of Vermentino meets the fruity roundness of Chardonnay in this sparkling wine made in Maremma.
Grapes: Vermentino 85%, Chardonnay 15%
Training system: spurred cordon
Vine density: 4500 plants / hectare
Type of soil: sandy rich in silt
Altitude: 150 metres a.s.l.
Age of vines: 5-10 years
Harvest time: August/early September
Fermentation: harvest and preservation of the grapes with carbonic snow. Low temperature pressing in inert atmosphere; fermentation of the prime must at controlled temperature (max 16°C). Fermentation in steel, for the Vermentino, in new barriques for the Chardonnay.
Secondary fermentation: After the maturation on the lees for at least 6 months, the wine obtained from the blend of the two grapes undergoes a secondary fermentation in 50 hl pressurised steel tanks at 14°C for around 5 months.
Bottling: some 6 months after the secondary fermentation begins.
Ageing potential: best young, within a year from bottling.
Description: luminous straw yellow with fine and persistent bubbles. Very pleasant nose with notes of acacia, broom, plums, apple. The palate stands out thanks to sapidity and freshness, enriched by the bubbles. Long, fruity and floral finish.
Pairing: Vermentino Spumante San Rabano is a sparkling wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with vegetable and fish starters, including fried, and first courses with fish or vegetable sauces.
Service temperature: 8°C
Ideal glass: medium sized tulip glass.