Aura Bianco 2016
Vanempo currently farms 8 hectares avoiding any chemicals and pesticides. Aura is a field blend made from SAN COLOMBANO (45%), TREBBIANO TOSCANO (35%) and MALVASIA (20%) sourced from an old south facing vineyard planted in 1967 on clay on chalky soils. Hand harvested grapes are carried to the cellar for the spontaneous fermentation (indigenous yeast only) which takes place in open concrete vats. Macerated 5 days with the skins allowing the wine to turn into a deep amber color. The wine ages for 13 months in used barriques and then 12 months in the bottle before being released to the market. Unfined and unfiltered. No invasive cellar practices. Decant this minimal wine 30 minutes before drinking. The nose recalls the scent of dried flowers, on the palate the wine is firmly bold with its apricot like flavors and creamy nuttiness.