2022 Antinori Le Mortelle Vivia Maremma Toscana
The name 'Botrosecco' refers to an old, now dried up moat on the estate. Le Mortelle was purchased in 1999 by the Antinori family with the ambition to make beautiful and surprising wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. In the wines of Le Mortelle you will find a spicy aroma coming from the typical Tuscan Mortella, a bush with wild blackcurrant that you encounter everywhere along the coast. This shrub was the inspiration for the name of the house and you can also find it in the logo of Le Mortelle.
The Le Mortelle Vivia is a thoroughly white Tuscan wine from the stable of the Antinori family and is a blend of Vermentino, Viognier and the autochthonous grape Ansonica better known as Inzolia as it is called in Sicily. cellar, the grapes were gently pressed and each grape variety was fermented separately to accentuate their unique characteristics. The must was cooled to a controlled temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) for 24 hours to promote natural settling of the impurities. The clarified must was transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation at 16 °C (61 °F). Vivia was aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for a short period of time, approximately 3-4 months. The wine then had a few months of bottle aging.
The Vivia is straw yellow with bright green hues. The nose offers aromas of ripe fruit, especially pears and apples, in perfect harmony with subtle floral notes of lavender and chamomile. The bouquet is completed by elegant sensations of citrus fruits and aromatic herbs. On the palate it is pleasantly savory and crisp with a lingering finish defined by hints of lemon and rosemary. A top-notch Tuscan white wine.
The name Antinori is a household name in the wine world. Wherever you go in a little restaurant in the world, the wines of Antinori show off on the menu. And that is not easy! 600 years of experience precede, as many as 26 generations of wine know-how. Investments have been made carefully in domains and vineyards. And guaranteed in the best locations.
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Marquis Piero Antinori is in charge and is assisted by his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Funny those three A's. We are not going to bother you with all the awards that have been received over the years, because then this price list can no longer go through the letterbox. There are two red wines that are available on allocation and that one would like to get a few bottles from all over the world and that are Tignanello and Solaia and we also have these in our range at Grandcruwijnen.
In 1180, Ugo and Antinori di Rinuccino were officially named as owners of Castello di Combiate; a century later, the family who had moved to Florence were included in the register of the silk trade cooperative. In 1385, Giovanni di Piero, an indirect descendant, entered the wine guild as an apprentice. Since then, the wine-growing tradition of the Antinori family has been continuous. With the establishment of the Marchesi Antinori winery, the peak was reached in 1895 and already in 1898 the winery was built in San Casciano Val di Pesa, which is still the center of the widely branched group of properties in all major cultivation areas of Tuscany, Umbria. , Piemonte (since the early 90s through the purchase of the wine cellar Prunotto), Apulia and even California. The traditional house participating in the modern Tuscan wine-growing revolution owes much of its prestige to its former chief vinologist Giacomo Tachis, who produced exceptional wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello (especially sangiovese), Solaia (especially cabernet) and many others. the other was responsible. Vinologist Renzo Cotarella also created one of the best chardonnays in Italy in the Umbrian Castello della Sala.
|Type of Wine
|Inzolia, Vermentino, Viognier
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Tense, White fruit
|Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag