Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180935193 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Sergio Mottura Orvieto DOC 2013 Sergio Mottura Orvieto DOC 2013 Sergio Mottura Orvieto DOC 2013 Classification: Orvieto D.O.C. (Controlled Origin Denomination). Grapes: Grechetto 60%, Procanico 40% Vineyard: One of the oldest of Italian white wines, much mentioned throughout history, not from a single grape variety but a blend. The grapes used for this wine are exclusively grown in Sergio Motturas vineyard in Civitella dAgliano commune. Each grape varieties are cultivated and vinificated separately, assembled in January before bottling. Vinification: Soft pressing, preventive static purification of must by lowering temperature. Fermentation at controlled temperature. Maturation: In stainless steel containers. Appearance: Clear pale yellow with natural gold highlights. Aroma: Fruity, fragrant, with hints of wild mint and aromatic herbs typical of area of production. Flavour: Dry but with a subtly bitter aftertaste. Serve: 8° C. Serve with: Delightful as an aperitif or with tasty local dishes lasagne, spaghetti with seasonal vegetable sauces, asparagus crêpes, country style chicken or rabbit, stewed cod and other fish dishes. Fresh cheeses. Analysis: Alcohol 13,5%, acidity 5.60 g/l 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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