Maximo Marche 2014
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Umani Ronchi - Maximo Marche 2014 (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a golden yellow color with amber reflections.
In the nose aromas of apricot, candied fruit, honey, ripe figs and peach.
On the palate silky soft and sweet, rich and elegant, with notes of honey, balsamicum and candied fruit.
Maximo is a wine which is certainly unique on the regional oenological horizon, being the product of climatic conditions which them? selves can be called unique. It is made in the highest part of the Villa Bianchi estate. Here, thanks to the very special climatic conditions caused by the alternation of high humidity and drier airflows, at fairly low temperatures, the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are at? tacked by Botrytis Cinerea in its most ‘noble’ form. This gives the wine incredibly complex and rare flavours and aromas.
The vineyard occupies about two hectares. It is trained on the Guyot system and has a planting density of 4270 vines per hectare. It faces north, on the crest of a hill, at 180 meters above sea level, and lies on not very deep alluvial soil (holocene formations), with a considerable proportion of gravel, which promotes good drainage of the excess water. The yield per hectare is extremely low and rarely reaches 2 tons.
The harvest is carried out by hand, with the grapes collected and transported in boxes. It is performed in at least three passes. Selection of the grapes is a very delicate matter. The object is to pick only those bunches, or portions of bunches, which have reached the right degree of concentration (30?35° on the Babo sugar meter) as a result of the attack by some varieties of noble rot. Often, the last pass does not take place till the middle of December.
The grapes are pressed whole by means of a small, gentle press. After static decantation, the resulting must is fermented on its own yeasts at a temperature of 15°C for a month. Maximo then ages for about a year in small stainless steel containers before being bottled.
Small?sized goblet, with wide body and narrow opening, so as to favour the development of aromas and their concentration in the nose.
A wine for meditation, perfect with patisserie, especially of the dry variety, and tangy cheeses.
Ideal serving temperature: 10-12°C
Website winery: www.umanironchi.com