Reviews and Awards
Mareterra DOCG Vernaccia di san Gimignano Riserva 2014
Note: currently available only with the historical label
A white wine with a unique and exclusive character
"... intense and vertical nose with aromas of herbs that prevail over the fruit, rosemary, chamomile, tea leaves and mint. On the finish sensations of caramel. On the palate, the center of the mouth is full, almost tactile, with notes of custard, lime, with a nice salty iodized and smoky finish. Very powerful..."
Grape variety: Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Alcohol content: 13.50%
Quantity: 0,750 l
Harvest date: third decade of September
Bottling Date: June 2016
Placing on the market: February 2018
Longevity: 20-25 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-medium sized 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. After a series of very dry vintages, 2014 was very rainy with a late harvest. To dilute the initial excessive acidity, malolactic fermentation was exceptionally carried out, adding complexity and softness to the wine's salient traits..."
Pairings and Serving Notes
Mareterra 2014 accompanies stewed white meat, dried or salted fish, crustaceans, 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).
The restyling of the label lightens the shapes and colors but maintains the characteristic elements unchanged. In essence, the duality between sea and land is found in the double expressive form of the shell, partly fossil and partly exalted by hot gold printing. Above the name of the wine is one of the nine company symbols that is inextricably linked to the organoleptic characteristics of this wine: the waves of the sea remind us of the geological origin of the land and the gentle Tuscan hills so well imprinted in the collective imagination.
Harvesting Vernaccia in San Gimignano