Tenuta Di Valgiano, IGT “Palistorti” 6 Bottle Case

Predominantly Trebbiano, with some Vermentino, Malvasia and Grechetto. The two hours of skin contact gives a little more character to the Trebbiano. Laura recommends pairing this wine with anchovies’ bread and butter.

Terroir: The vineyard lies on a very rocky soil where it's actually quite difficult to plant a post straight into the ground. Because of the really hard rocks on the surface, one has to push the post at an angle as soon as the post hits one of them. The locals have taken the habit of calling this vineyard ‘palistorti’ (which means "crooked post") hence the name of the wine. 

Age of the vines: 15 to 20 years old

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. After 2 hours of skin contact, the grapes are pressed and matured in stainless steel vats. Depending on the vintage, there is a bit of Vermentino that can be aged in old oak barrels.

Since the early 1990s, Laura di Collobiano and Moreno Petrini have been producing exciting wine in the Colline Lucchesi, in Tuscany, which is one of the oldest, and smallest appellation in the region. Fine limestone and sandstone soils have been ideal to produce elegant wines ever since Lucca owed its allegiance to France during the early XIX century. Therefore, French varieties such as Syrah and Merlot are part of the landscape today. Converted to organic viticulture in 1997 and to biodynamic in 2002, traditional methods are used in the cellar at Tenuta Di Valgiano. Intervention is kept to a minimum to express the full beauty of the Colline Lucchesi.

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