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This radiant straw yellow wine impresses with intense aromas of Mediterranean herbs, meadow flowers and citrus notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied with refreshing acidity, a satisfying savouriness and minerality on the finish.
Vermentino Bolgheri DOC Pagus Camilla
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino.
Grapes for the Pagus Camilla Vermentino are grown in proximity to the river Camilla within the ‘Le Sondraie’ vineyard which covers seven hectares at an altitude of 25 metres above sea level. This part of the vineyard faces west, and its deep sandy soil is rich in iron and has gravel and clay layers. Vines are trained with the Guyot system at 7,936 plants per hectare.
The grapes were hand harvested in September and sorted on arrival at the winery. The whole bunches were cooled before being gently pressed, the start of fermentation characterised by maceration on skins, before the must was separated and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 14°C for 25 days. The wine remained in tank on fine lees with regular bâtonnage for nine months until bottling in June, and was then stored in bottle for a few months prior to release.