Fattoria le Mortelle - Vivia 2016
Fattoria le Mortelle (Antinori) - Vivia
Blend of Vermentino, Viognier and Ansonica (88 tsomw points)
Fattoria Le Mortelle is named after “Mortella”, the wild myrtle that is widespread in these coastal area and which has become the company’s symbol.
The Fattoria Le Mortelle estate is located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma just a few kilometers away from the town of Castiglione Pescaia. The Antinori family has always been present in the zone. A property act of 1863 mentions, among other possessions, Poggio Franco, one of the highest quality vineyard plots of the estate, along with other landed parcels.
The 2017 vintage, characterized by a generally mild winter and a warm and dry springtime, saw an early start to the growing season of the vine, which then came back into line with a regularly-timed bud set.
Here Vermentino and Ansonica, the typical grape varieties of Tuscany’s coastal area, join France’s Viognier, planted after years of patient experimentation, in order to create an elegant white wine which exemplifies the aromas and colors of the Maremma coast.
In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the beginning slightly tickling.
On the nose delicate and soft aromas of peach, dried flowers, lemon with hints of hay, yogurt and almond.
On the palate soft in the mouth, medium-bodied with medium acidty.
Nice freshness and complexity with flowers, lyche, honey and pear ending with a light almond and citrus finish.