Scabrezza

Climate

The 2017 vintage, characterized by light rainfall in early spring, was marked by a generally dry climate along with temperatures above normal seasonal averages up until the month of September. The late summer rains mitigated high temperatures, bringing the growth and development of the vines and grapes back into balance and assisting the maintenance of good levels of acidity in the crop. The ripening, on the whole, was an early one and the picking, entirely manual, was precocious, beginning during the first week of September. The grapes were distinguished by an excellent aromatic intensity.

Vinification

Once in the cellar, the grapes, after destemming, were given a light pressing in order to extract the juice with the maximum possible delicacy. The must went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at temperatures held between 57° and 61° Fahrenheit (14-16° centigrade). The blending of the various lots, fermented separately, and the bottling of the wine both took place during the month of March 0f 2018.

Historical Data

The Tenuta Monteloro estate is located behind Fiesole on the first alpine foothills near Florence at an average altitude of 1650 feet (500 meters) above sea level. It extends over some 1500 acres (600 hectares) of land, more than 230 of which (94 hectares) are planted to vines. It is a unique area for the cultivation of Riesling and Pinot Blanc, characterized by a micro-climate which is cool the whole year long and a soil rich in minerals. A Tuscan terroir which is ideal for aromatic white grape varieties. Monteloro was, in the past, a zone of aristocratic Florentine families such as those of Dane Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari who passed hot summer in their country houses in the area. It is recounted, in fact, that this unique landscape of woods and white country lanes was the inspiration for Dante’s voyage in the Divine Comedy. To which the figure of fantasy, one with the body of a Triton and the wings of a dragon woven together to form the “M” of Monteloro’s graphic expression, renders homage. Scabrezza carries on its label one of the verses which the great Poet dedicated to Beatrice in the Divine Comedy. The name of the wine derives from an old hydraulic index of the volume of water in streams and rivers such as those flow through the network of canals, fish ponds, and stone bridges which even today can be seen on the estate.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Scabrezza shows a straw yellow color. The nose is both delicate and deep and recalls green apples, pears, and acacia flowers along with light citric sensations. The palate is distinguished by an excellent mineral impact sustained by a pleasurable freshness. The finish is soft and savory.

Scabrezza 2017

The Wine

Scabrezza is made exclusively from Pinot Bianco grapes. A pleasant, tasty wine with delicate aromas. The label is a tribute to Dante with one of the verses he dedicated to Beatrice in the Divine Comedy. The name Scabrezza is a old term that was used to measure the flow of water in rivers and streams, such as water flow in ancient drainage channels, weirs and clapper bridges that still exist today on the property.

Scabrezza 2017

The 2017 vintage, characterized by light rainfall in early spring, was marked by a generally dry climate along with temperatures above normal seasonal averages up until the month of September. The late summer rains mitigated high temperatures, bringing the growth and development of the vines and grapes back into balance and assisting the maintenance of good levels of acidity in the crop. The ripening, on the whole, was an early one and the picking, entirely manual, was precocious, beginning during the first week of September. The grapes were distinguished by an excellent aromatic intensity.

Once in the cellar, the grapes, after destemming, were given a light pressing in order to extract the juice with the maximum possible delicacy. The must went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at temperatures held between 57° and 61° Fahrenheit (14-16° centigrade). The blending of the various lots, fermented separately, and the bottling of the wine both took place during the month of March 0f 2018.

The Tenuta Monteloro estate is located behind Fiesole on the first alpine foothills near Florence at an average altitude of 1650 feet (500 meters) above sea level. It extends over some 1500 acres (600 hectares) of land, more than 230 of which (94 hectares) are planted to vines. It is a unique area for the cultivation of Riesling and Pinot Blanc, characterized by a micro-climate which is cool the whole year long and a soil rich in minerals. A Tuscan terroir which is ideal for aromatic white grape varieties. Monteloro was, in the past, a zone of aristocratic Florentine families such as those of Dane Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari who passed hot summer in their country houses in the area. It is recounted, in fact, that this unique landscape of woods and white country lanes was the inspiration for Dante’s voyage in the Divine Comedy. To which the figure of fantasy, one with the body of a Triton and the wings of a dragon woven together to form the “M” of Monteloro’s graphic expression, renders homage. Scabrezza carries on its label one of the verses which the great Poet dedicated to Beatrice in the Divine Comedy. The name of the wine derives from an old hydraulic index of the volume of water in streams and rivers such as those flow through the network of canals, fish ponds, and stone bridges which even today can be seen on the estate.

The 2017 Scabrezza shows a straw yellow color. The nose is both delicate and deep and recalls green apples, pears, and acacia flowers along with light citric sensations. The palate is distinguished by an excellent mineral impact sustained by a pleasurable freshness. The finish is soft and savory.

Tenuta Monteloro

Tenuta Monteloro

The Monteloro estate is located near Florence, just behind Fiesole on the foothills of the Apennine mountain range at an altitude of 500 meters (1640 feet) above sea level. The property extends over 600 hectares (1500 acres) with 94 planted hectares (232 acres). This is a unique area in Tuscany; an ideal terroir for producing white wines in particular Riesling and Pinot Bianco. The vineyards enjoy a year round cool climate on mineral rich soils. At one time, Monteloro was home to aristocratic Florentine families, such as Beatrice Portinari and Dante Alighieri, who spent summers in the countryside vacationing in their country manor homes. According to legend, this unique countryside of forests and narrow white country trails was the inspiration for Dante in his travels in the Divine Comedy. Fantastic mythological creatures possessing a triton’s body and dragon’s wings seem to pay their respects to the territory’s legacy and form the letter “M”, logo of the Monteloro estate.

Soil

Soil

Loamy soil tending towards calcareous

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