"Sur Lie" - Aromatic Wine

This wine was borne by chance after a strange harvest in San Gimignano in the late 80’s. It has a few gram of sugar left and is maintained in uncooled cement tanks and is only decanted. The wine is not filtered before bottling, but remains in its natural state as it was born. The wine has left a mark, in that kind that people who drunk it can still remember that they did it. In 2011 there was a similar harvest in La Spezia: a beautiful Vermentino, also with considerable residual sugar. This wine was bottled without filtering it, too, but only cleaned by transferring it as did in ancient days. For us “the inventors”, without false modesty, it is an excellent product and we hope you can share this assessment with us. Thanks anyway.



GRAPES: Vermentino, Aromatic grapes
COLOUR & BOUQUET: Light straw-yellow. Intensely aromatic and characteristic with a slight touch of almond and vanilla.
MEAL SUGGESTIONS: Great with all grilled fish, shell fish and white meat
ALC/VOL : Alcol 13 % vol.







Sur Lie Classification: Aromatic Wine
First year of production: 1988 Average number of bottles produced: 5.000
Production area: Castelnuovo Magra Grapes: Vermentino, aromatic grapes
Exposure vineyard: Sud Yield per hectare: 60
Altimetry: 150 Meters above sea level Pruning system: Cordone speronato
Density of the system: 5000 plants / Ha Age of the vineyard: 30
Harvest period: Mid September Material fermentation tanks: Steel Tank with controlled temperature
Aging Material: Steel Vinification: Unfiltered, maceration under dry ice, soft pressing, racking and starting fermentation with selected yeasts. Long stop on the lees.
Period of bottling:: June Aging capacity: Good
Service Temperature: 10-12° Package: 750ml