A white saint in the heretics’ farm
Donatella Cinelli Colombini presents her white wine Sanchimento born at Fattoria del Colle, estate built by her ancestors in the 16th century
The 2013 vintage is one that can be called “old style”- We saw the ripening of the grapes proceed slowly with the sugar content and the acids evolving at the same rate with poliphenols in the skins. The result was a great harvest under a quality point of view, especially for the richness in aromas, and the finesse in the taste. But, it was also a harvest with fewer clusters because of the bad weather during the spring; this ruined the flowering phase reducing the number of clusters and their size. The Traminer grapes from the Sanchimento vineyard, always produces smaller clusters but in 2013 thy really were minute: for this reason they were well able to resist the problems caused by summer rainfalls making the most of the cool summer climate to elaborate an aromatic richness much superior to usual.
Sanchimento is a sole Vineyard 44 years old, next to the San Clemente chapel
Type: dry white.
Production area: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle.Vintage
characteristics: the winter and spring have been the rainiest in the last 50 years- This disturbed the flowering and the cluster of grapes were smaller and not as tight as usual. The ripening was slow, with a long vegetative cycle, similar to the in the last century.
Grape variety: Traminer 100%.
Grape harvest: from September 9th-10th. The grapes were hand picked 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 golden yellow.
Aroma: typical aromatic notes of the variety, with hints of exotic fruits and flowers.
Taste: fresh, sapid, fine, harmonious, well balanced and persistent.
Analysis: alcohol 13 % Vol; Tot ac. 5,1 g/l; Vol. ac 0,35 g/l; pH 3,58; Tot . SO ²115 mg/l.
Serve with: delicate vegetable, fish and meat dishes, and with cheese.
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.