Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180935743 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Sergio Mottura Latour A Civitella IGT 2011 Sergio Mottura Latour A Civitella IGT 2011 Sergio Mottura Latour A Civitella IGT 2011 Classification: Grechetto di Civitella dAgliano I.G.T. (Typical Geographic Indication). Variety: Grechetto 100% Vineyard: The best grape of five grechetto vineyards concurred to be assemblage of this wine. Poggio della costa grapestock done, planted in different parcels, provides the greater grape percentage. Vinification: Soft pressing, preventive purification of musI at low temperature, Maturation: fermentation in 225 liters oak casks in old tufo caves. Maturation: After fermentation the wine remains in cask far 9 months. Appearance: Rich gold. Aroma: The varietal features and the wood produce a combination of vanilla and ftuit. Mouthfeel: The subt1e woody flavours, without compromising the individuai aroma of the grape, develop a fresh fruitiness and a a mellow, balanced consistency that defines its strong personality. Serve at: 10° 12° C. Serve with: Suggested Strong, savoury, dishes. Analysis: AIcohoI 14%, acidity 5.30 gli, dry extract 19.5 gli Sergio Mottura’s wine labels exhibit a hystrix (from the latin name of Hystrix cristata), a rare animal that remarkably sensitive to pollution and pesticides. Nowadays it’s a protected species in Italy, and once the estate turned to organic grapegrowing and ecosustainable farming practices (such as installing a photovoltaic system enabling the estate to work with zero energetic impact), it was completely overrun with the critters who obviously found the pollution and pesticide-free environment to their liking. It was then that Sergio Mottura decided to make this animal his winery’s mascot. Mottura is especially successful with Grechetto (the grape used to make the famous Orvieto wine), for which he has funded many university studies aimed at characterizing and studying the variety. These helped explain why Mottura’s wines are so different from those of neighbouring Umbria (the Mottura estate is located in Civitella d’Agliano, on the border between Lazio and Umbria): via the combination of the unique terroir of north-eastern Lazio and unique massakl selections, Mottura’s Grechetto wines are richer, fleshier and deeper than most Orvieto’s made today. In fact, Sergio Mottura’s Orvieto Vigna Tragugnano, made from grapes grown in Lazio, is actually better than most Orvieto wines made today in their historic birthplace of Umbria. Today, Sergio Mottura offers a range of wines unmatched in quality by any estate of Lazio. Besides the Tragugnano Orvieto, the Grechetto Poggio della Costa (mineral, unoaked) and the Latour a Civitella (oaked, richer, somewhat Chardonnay-like version) are not to be missed as they represent qualitative pinnacles of what the variety can achieve. Sergio Mottura’s efforts and competence have been such over the years that he is a past winner of “Grower of the year” by the Gambero Rosso Guide. Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. 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