Bianco IGT Toscano Bianco
Ansonaca/Vermentino/Trebbiano/Malvasia. 2018 is the first vintage of the straight "Bianco" and is another first for Fonterenza: sourcing fruit from the Tuscan coast, specifically the red sandy soils of Capalbio, where the Padovani sisters know two brothers farming local white varieties organically at sea level. The fruit was harvested by hand and vinified two different ways: one part was destemmed and macerated with the skins for 11 days and the other part was whole-cluster-pressed with no skin contact. As always at Fonterenza, the fermentation for both parts was spontaneous, in this case in steel tank. The two parts were blended and aged 6 months in tank before bottling without filtration and a small amount of sulfur (a little of which was used at the time of harvest as well).