2016 Mare Antico Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC
- Wine Enthusiast: 90/100. A blend of 50% Grechetto, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Vermentino and 10% Procanico, this opens with delicate scents of white spring flower, ripe orchard fruit and a whiff of hay. The bright, delicious palate doles out creamy white peach, juicy grapefruit, nectarine zest and mineral alongside crisp acidity. It closes clean and refreshing.
TERROIR AND VINEYARDS Vineyards Planted in 1976, 1986, 1997 e 2000. Facing southwest and southeast. Altitude 320 meters above sea level, Soil Dates back to the Pliocene Age, marine origin, rich in fossils, shells and oysters. Pruning Spurred cord, with 12-16 buds per vine.
Grechetto 50%, Vermentino 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%, Procanico 10% In stainless steel vats at 14°-17°C for 10-12 days.
The grapes are first cooled and then pressed very softly. The grapes yield in must is 60%.