The 2016 5 star vintage. Limited edition of only 2000 bottles for the I.G.T. Toscana Sanchimento from Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Fattoria del Colle
The small Sanchimento vineyard was planted in 1990 with Traminer grapes on the north side of the hill that goes up behind the chapel at Fattoria del Colle 404 m above sea level. The soil is deep with mostly clay and quaternion deposits.
The choice of the Traminer variety is quite unusual in Tuscany and depends on Fausto Cinelli’s preference; he was Donatella’s father, for this variety which wants cool climates and especially cold nights like those at Fattoria del Colle.
chapel next to the vineyard: San Clemente I Pope in 97 a.D. in Sebastopoli. San Chimento is in fact the medieval name of the same saint.
The 2016 vintage is one of the best of the last few years thanks to its very long vegetative cycle was very long, the vines did sprout early and arrived at complete ripening in the usual dates, in a gradual and slow manner. From this happy instance and from the cold nights in September, depends the particular richness in aroma of the Sanchimento 2016.
Type: dry white.
Production area: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle.
Vintage characteristics: mild and rainy winter, with early sprouting. The bad weather ruined the flowering reducing spontaneously the production of grapes. Hot summer interrupted by storms. Nice autumn but with cold nights which favoured the synthesis of the perfumes.
Grape variety: Traminer 100%.
Grape harvest: The grapes were handpicked and put into small crates with slits, where they were refrigerated before vinification.
Fermentation: The must obtained from the pressing was cooled to 4°C for the static decanting of the lees. After 12 hours the limpid must was racked and as soon as the temperature reached 14°C the yeasts were added. The fermentation lasted about 20 days at a temperature of 16-18°C.
Quantity produced: 2.000 bottles.
Colour: light brilliant golden yellow.
Aroma: elegant and complex. The fragrance of flowers and white fruits blends with the spicier notes from the wine with an effect of inviting freshness.
Serve with: delicate vegetable, fish and meat dishes, and with cheese. Perfect also as an aperitif or with finger food.
Way of serving: serve cool (10°-12°C) in crystal tulip shaped wine goblets.
Storage: drink within two years from production. Keep the bottles lying down in a dark and cool place.