Sanchimento IGT Toscana 2018 BIO
Bianco Sanchimento 2018 from Fattoria del Colle, for the first time BIO (organic). Donatella Cinelli Colombini presents the first products of her environment- friendly choice.
The white wine “Sanchimento” and the rosé “Rosa di Tetto” are the first wines with organic certification produced at Fattoria del Colle. This wine is obtained from grapes from a small vineyard around the chapel of the estate. Its name comes in fact from the patron saint of the small church, Pope Clement I martyr in 97 AD. in Sebastopol. San Chimento is in fact the medieval name given to the same Saint and still today used by the local population.
SANCHIMENTO, A FARM WINE, WITH ITS OWN CHAPEL
The small Sanchimento vineyard was planted in 1989 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.
So Sanchimento is a “family wine” obtained through grapes grown on the farm, picked by hand, vinified in a state-of-the-art manner and bottled in a limited production of 2,000 bottles.
The 2018 vintage is particular for its extraordinary aromatic richness thanks to a cool summer and a sunny autumn, but with great diurnal temperature variations.
IGT TOSCANA 2018 SANCHIMENTO ORGANIC
Type: dry white.
Production area: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle.
Classification: IGT Toscana Bianco
Vintage characteristics: Very rainy winter and spring. The bad weather caused a great reduction in number and size of the clusters. September was sunny with quite cold nights and this allowed the grapes to ripen and enrich in aromas.
Grape variety: Traminer
Grape harvest: September 10-11th . The grapes were handpicked and put into small crates, 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 18 days at a temperature of 16-18°C.
Quantity produced: 2.000 bottles.
SANCHIMETO IGT 2018 ORANOLEPTIC ANALYSIS
Colour: light brilliant golden yellow.
Aroma: elegant fine and very rich; recalls the fragrance of white flowers and especially apple. The natural aroma mixes with sensations that are spicier typical of this grape variety.
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.