This Palistorti bianco from Tenuta di Valgiano is predominantly Trebbiano, with some Vermentino, Malvasia and Grechetto. The two hours of skin contact gives a little more character to the Trebbiano. Laura recommends pairing this wine with anchovies’ bread and butter.
Terroir: The vineyard lies on a very rocky soil where it's actually quite difficult to plant a post straight into the ground. Because of the really hard rocks on the surface, one has to push the post at an angle as soon as the post hits one of them. The locals have taken the habit of calling this vineyard ‘palistorti’ (which means "crooked post") hence the name of the wine.
Age of the vines: 15 to 20 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. After 2 hours of skin contact, the grapes are pressed and matured in stainless steel vats. Depending on the vintage, there is a bit of Vermentino that can be aged in old oak barrels.
- Italy, Tuscany
- Tenuta Di Valgiano
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