Scabrezza / 2014

Scabrezza / 2014

The Monteloro estate is located at seven miles (twelve kilometers) from Florence, on hills behind Fiesole, immersed in a landscape of vineyards, olive groves, and woods along with lovely villas and country farmhouses. It extends over a total surface area of some 375 acres (150 hectares hectares), close to 190 of which (75 acres) are planted to vines; the average altitude is 1650 feet (500 meters) above sea level. The name “Scabrezza” is derived from an index which measures the flow of the waters of the Arno river, situated quite near the property. The first wine to be produced at the estate, in 2007, was “Mezzo Braccio”, while production of “Scabrezza” began two vintages later.

Classification
Toscana IGT
Blend
Pinot Blanc
Climate

The 2014 vintage was marked by a mild winter which was then followed by a cool spring with heavy rainfall. The precipitations, which continued throughout the growing season and were particularly intense during the summer, led to a slow ripening of the grapes, a notable acidity, and much aromatic finesse.

Vinification

Picking was carried out by hand, and the grapes, once in the cellar, were given a soft pressing to extract the juice with the maximum possible delicacy. The must fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 57 and 61degrees Fahrenheit (14-16° centigrade). The blending of the various lots, each fermented separately, took place in February of 2015.

Tasting notes

The nose of the wine features delicate notes of white flowers. On the palate, flavors of citrus honey fuse with the savory sensations of white peaches. A fine length and persistence, along with much crispness and  freshness, complete the picture.