Vermentino Reserve2015

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Vermentino Reserve

Native to the maritime growing regions of Liguria, Corsica and Sardinia, Vermentino has adapted splendidly to our warm climate in Piedmont Virginia. A spontaneously ingratiating white wine of self-proclaiming love for seafood and fish in all preparations, Vermentino’s dry but distinctly luscious minerality is complemented by generous palate weight and length, which we capture with fermentation and aging in stainless steel, under continuing lees contact of at least 7 or 8 months.

 

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The flourishing adoption of Vermentino

Year

2015

Cellar Life

5yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized as one of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings. The whites bear a refreshing profile, higher than average acidity a gift of the cooler season, in turn yielding extravagantly fragrant aromatics.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2017 Silver Medal
The Wine Advocate, 2017 89 Points
91 Points, Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge, California, 2017
Fermentation In stainless steel and aged with lees stirring for 7 months
Aging On the lees for 7 months
Composition Vermentino 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0
Residual Sugars, .2%
Total Acidity, .64%

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