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Dr. Antonio Moretti has made a major impact on the Italian wine scene with his projects Tenuta Sette Ponti near Arezzo, Poderi Orma in Bolgheri, and Feudo Maccari in Sicily. All the estates have received repeated recognition from the International Wine Press for producing outstanding terrior driven wines. Having won international acclaim for his highly sought-after Super-Tuscans Crognolo and Oreno, Dr. Antonio Moretti and his daughter Monica purchased a number of small properties in Sicily near...
Floral and fruity aromas of pear and lemons. The palate is equally aromatic with a persistent finish. Pairs well with seafood, delicately flavored first courses, white meats and grilled fish, but also stands up well to spices, especially in Asian-inspired dishes.
The 2017 growing season began very cold, with frost extending well into spring followed by an extreme heatwave in the beginning of summer. The growing season did not begin to balance out until August, where two significant rainfalls brought much needed respite to the plants, lowering temperatures and allowing the grapes to photosynthesize in optimal conditions. September saw a drop in temperatures, with prolonged and sunny days, which encouraged the plants to divert all the necessary nutrients to the clusters in order to obtain a product of excellent quality from the aromatic and polyphenolic points of view. Harvest time brought a very balanced season with gorgeous weather that allowed the grapes to excel, producing a quality wine.
To develop superior aromas and texture, the wine undergoes a 15-day cold maceration before fermentation with regular punching down, and is aged in steel tanks rather than oak to retain the grape's fresh, crisp and fruity characteristics.
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A crisp, medium-weight grillo with plenty of lemon-zest character and a touch of salty minerality at the finish.See detailed press review