Barone Ricasoli - Granello Toscana Passito 2016
Tuscany Flashback. A great dessert wine (95 % Sauvignon)
Barone Ricasoli - Granello Toscana Passito 2016 (87 tsomw points)
In the glass a golden yellow color.
On the nose intense aromas of tropical fruits, raisins, honey and sweet plums.
On the palate well balanced. Good marriage between the sweetness and the acidity. Long and elegant finish.
Granello was born under the sign of a willingness to experiment with new varieties and vinification techniques unusual in the territory. This white wine offers an imposing aromatic component.
Assisted, 20 days
Notes on the production process
The grapes are placed in dehumidified rooms where they undergo assisted drying. After they are cooled and pressed, the must starts a slow fermentation that brings out the aromatic elements.
The growing season 2014/2015 was perfect without anomalous weather events. Winter was mild; Spring was also regular. Although a little cold at the beginning, temperatures began to rise and were average afterwards. May and June were warm favoring a perfect flowering and veraison.
Summer began earlier, with high temperatures already at the end of June. Rainfall was scarce (about 100 mm), but the good water supplies during the winter and spring months prevented drought stress. September showed perfect weather conditions, with significant day-to-night temperature ranges, favoring the accumulation of color and polyphenols in the grapes. The grapes were harvested in September. Aromatic white grapes were dried in an attic for about 20 days. They were then vinified in.
Website winery: www.baronericasoli.com