Enormous yellowish rocks characterise the landscape in which the Tenuta dell’Ammiraglia lies; emerging from the earth, they are known locally as massi vivi, living rocks.
TThe 2018 growing season was marked by abundant precipitation, including some snow during the winter. This allowed for significant water reserves to accumulate in the soil.
The spring season saw heavy rainfall, causing a slight delay in the initial sprouting stages. Spring then gave way to a magnificent summer season, with very hot temperatures that led to perfectly ripe grapes with an equally wonderful aromatic development. The sun and refreshing sea breezes were perfect companions during the harvest period, allowing the plants to achieve a compositional balance typical of this micro-climate.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME : 12%
LENGTH OF MACERATION ON THE SKINS : Partial cryomaceration
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : None
MATURATION METHOD : Stainless steel
LENGTH OF MATURATION : 4 months in steel and 1 month in bottle
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