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Indicazione Geografica Tipica — organic wine

  • Name of the wine: “In Albis” is latin for “white”.
  • First year of production: 2011.
  • Vineyards: The soil is composed of clay loam generated of the decomposition of the marlstones of Vicchio and the sandstones of the Pratomagno- Falterona massif.
  • The agriculture is organic since 1999.
  • Altitude: 250 metres above sea level.
  • Exposure: north-est.
  • Training: guyot.
  • Year of planting: 2008.
  • Planting density: 6500 vines/ha.
  • Rootstock: 420 A.
  • Variety: 5 local selection of Trebbiano Toscano.
  • Grapes: 100% Trebbiano Toscano.
  • Winemaking: harvesting is entirely manual and usually starts very early in the morning in late september. The bunches are selected in the vineyard and brought to the cellar in small baskets of a maximum of 15 kg of grapes. In the cellar the grapes are gently crushed and put in concrete vats. Here, the must stays on the skins for 12 to 24 hours at a temperature between 8 and 10 °C. Then pressing takes place and the juice is moved into stainless steel tanks where it stays for 10 hours and kept cold in order to allow the thikker lees to precipitate. Finally the best part of the juice is racked from the top into concrete tanks and inoculated with its own wild yeasts for fermentation. After fermentation the wine remains in concrete on its thin lees until bottling.
  • Time of bottling: February.
  • Release for sale: One year after bottling.
  • Main analitical data Alcohol: 12-13,00%, Total Acidity: 5, 20 - 5,40 gr/l.

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Our agricultural firm has followed since 1998 a completely organic production, for both grapes and olives.

We currently produce about 35-40.000 bottles annually, about 70% of these are exported to the United States, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Canada and other European countries.