Guido Gualandi Vinum Bianco 2014 Tuscany, Italy
Complex nose of quince, hazelnut, ripe fig, butter. Medium bodied with a beautiful minerality and freshness. Drink it for aperitif, with fish or creamy chicken dish.
About the winemaker
The Gualandi domain of seven hectares (half of it covered with vines) is located in Montespertoli in the Tuscan province of Florence, Italy. For its energy needs the domain uses 90% renewable energy and is working to get closer to 100%. Electricity is generated from photovoltaic panels. Rain water is kept underground and used in the house and on the farm. Hot water is generated by solar panels and heating by the branches from the pruning of olive trees. The use of tractors is minimised and most tasks are done manually. Guido Gualandi started making wine in 2002 and the farm was certified organic in 2008.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
1000 bottles produced, After reading about winemaking techniques by Pliny and Columella, Guido Gualandi tried to reproduce them in search of what he calls ”a new ancient taste”, Fermented naturally on the skins with the stems for 15 days in chestnut vats, Grapes are harvested by hand in the beginning of October, Made according to a Roman recipe, Suitable for vegans, Vines are fertilised with organic fertilisers