Fattoria di Albereto
Passo Albereto IGT Bianco di Toscana
Category: Medium-full bodied
This is a special wine, perfect for unwinding afeter-dinner occasions. Its fruity aroma of pear and apricot blend in gracefully with a light vanilla spice. Best served with cheese, desserts and almond-based pastries.
The principles underlining the rationale upon wich 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, such as the drying method (many wines of the past would undergo dehydration prior to vinification) as well as modern techniques typical of the French Southerns. Such a technique guarantees the lingering of the wine's aroma and special scents released by the vines and the noble mould (botrytis) as well as by the aromatic scents obtained during the drying process.
Vine variety: 50% Tuscan Trebbiano and 50% white Chianti Malvasia
Soil: Fairly fertile, rich in calcium and organic components, very permeable
Harvest: Middle of September with a drying/dehydration period of minimum 5 months
Wine-Making Process: at controlled temperature in absence of skin with alcoholic fermentation in French barriques (oak casks) for 12 days.
Evolution/Ageing: in French oak casks for 12 months.
Technical features:Alcohol 14% Vol., Volatile acidity 0,40 g/l, Residual sugars 138 g/l
Tasting temperature: 14 degrees centigrade
Best served with: Cheese, almond paste sweets and custard