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COSTE DEL VIVO BIANCO

IGT Toscana Bianco

2018

We have just a few white grape vines so we like to experiment and although the style may vary, the character of these old Tuscan varieties always shows: Exotic notes of jasmin, honeysuckle, lemon, spices and minerals are typical. 150 bottles made. 

In 2018 grapes were harvested at peak maturity. Grapes were destemmed into an open fermenter and fermentation by wild yeasts allowed to start spontaneously. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into clean glass carbuoys and bottled after 6 months. As far as we know the varieties include Malvasia Lunga, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Verde, Moscato but a few mysterious vines remain unidentified.

Vintage
2018

Agriculture
Organic but not yet certified 

Vineyard (year planted, altitude a.s.l.)
Seggiano (1974, 350m)

Grape Variety
50% Malvasia Lunga 
30% Trebbiano Toscano
10% Malvasia Verde
5%   Moscato
5%   other

Yield
Grapes: 750g per plant
Wine: 20 hl/ha

Harvest 
By hand into 18kg crates
Late-september

Winemaking
Native yeasts, stainless steel tank
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation

Ageing
6 months in glass carbuoys

Classification
IGT Toscana Bianco

Alcohol
14,5% by volume

Quantity Produced
150 bottles (75cl)