Ageno IGT Emilia Bianco
90% Malvasia/10% Ortrugo & Trebbiano Toscano. The varieties are co-planted and the vines average 30 years of age. The fruit is co-harvested, destemmed and fermented with native yeasts in tank. Maceration with the skins lasts 3-6 months; warmer vintages usually entail a shorter time on the skins and the cooler ones a longer stretch. Malolactic fermentation normally occurs. In the spring the wine is racked into a combination of old barrique and stainless steel and aged for a year, followed by 2 years in bottle before release. The name "Ageno" is in homage to the original owner of the estate, Giancarlo Ageno.