Reviews and Awards
Mareterra DOCG Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2012
Note: currently available only with the historical label
A white wine with a unique and exclusive character
"...intense and warm to the nose, mentholated and medicinal balsamic notes are mixed with caramel, honey and the lightly smoked final. In the mouth full and enveloping in a perfect balance between acidity and notes of Mediterranean scrub. The finish is slightly savory, creamy and smoky..."
Grape variety: Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Alcohol content: 12.50%
Quantity: 0,750 l
Harvest date: first ten days of September
Bottling Date: January 2014
Placing on the market: April 2015
Longevity: 15-20 years
Harvesting: exclusively by hand in small boxes with the selection of grapes
Farm vineyards: vineyards located in the locality of Cellole
Layer and texture of the soil: hilly at 300-320 m above sea level, south-southwest, clayey, calcareous, rich in the skeleton.
Vinification and ageing: soft pressing of whole and cold grapes, final fermentation in small barrels for about ten months. Refinement in bottle for at least one year, release for consumption 3-5 years after production.
Wine and Vintage
"... the peculiar pedoclimatic conditions of the vineyards and the wise and measured use of wood allow creating a white wine with a very long breath and surprising personality. In particular, given the very hot vintage, we have implemented both agronomic techniques to limit transpiration and water stress, and to anticipate the harvest period to preserve the acidity and freshness of the grapes..."
Pairings and Serving Notes
Mareterra 2012 accompanies elaborate fish dishes, shellfish and mature cheeses. It is also ideal as a meditation wine and on all occasions when you are looking for complexity and elegance. To share with friends and wine lovers!
Ideal glass: tulip-shaped goblet
Serving temperature: 10-12°
The historical label combines two salient characteristics of the wine that are also found in its name: the memory of the sea given by the marine soil rich in fossils of all shapes and sizes (MARE) and that of the land given by the yellow sands, called tuffs, which characterize the unique aromatic expression of this wine (TERRA).
Harvesting Vernaccia in San Gimignano