Fattoria di Albereto

Novembre IGT Bianco di Toscana Late Harvest

Type: White
Category: Medium-full bodied
Denomination: IGT

Otherwise known as a "meditation" wine, this is the ideal wine one would sip on between meals or after dinner. Its fruity aroma of white and yellow blend in gracefully with a light vanilla spice and fine notes of mushrooms and undergrowth. May also be served with medium-hard or refermented cheeses.

The principles underlining the rationale upon which this unique wine is obtained are:
1.Use of autochthonous vines and respect of local soil.
2.Use of partially ditched grapes with a slight botrytis.
3.Use of ancient techniques, similar to the ones utilized to obtain the Hungarian Tokaji or the French Souterns. Such a tecnique guarantees the lingering of the wine's aroma as well as special scents released by the vines and the noble mould (botrytis).

Vine variety: 50% Tuscan Trebbiano, 50% White Chianti Malvasia

Soil: Fairly fertile, rich in calcium and organic components, very permeable

Harvest: Beginning of November

Wine Making Process: at room  temperature through partial maceration  of the skins for 24 hours. Subsequent separation of the must from the marcs, followed by alcoholic fermentation of 20 days typically in French oak barriques (90%) or occasionally in Hungarian barriques (10%).

Evolution/Ageing: in French (90%) or Hungarian (10%) oak barriques for 14 months.

Technical features:Alcohol 14,00% Vol., Volatile acidity 0,43 g/l, residual sugars 100 g/l

Tasting temperature: 14 degrees centigrade 

Best served with: Optimal with cheese like "taleggio", sweets with cream and pastries