Le Ragazze IGT Toscano Bianco
50% Vermentino/50% Trebbiano Toscano-Grechetto-Malvasia. 2018 is the second vintage of this wine, named for proprietor Margherita Padovani's "girls" (ragazze, one of whom did the label art). The fruit is from old vines on volcanic soils in the Mt. Amiata zone not far from Montalcino, where Fonterenza harvests fruit grown by an organic farmer friend who doesn't make wine. The fruit is harvested by hand, destemmed, gently presssed and fermented in open plastic vats. The Vermentino is vinified separately and macerated for 8 days, while the other three varieties are co-fermented and macerated for 14 days. The two wines are blended and aged in a 5-hectoliter tonneau and a 2-hectoliter terracotta vessel. Ragazze is bottled unfiltered and is very small production.