Tasting Note: Testamatta Bianco 2019 harvest was astonishing, it was really impressive with the high-quality level of the grapes.
This wine concentrates all the distinctive aromas of Isola del Giglio : you can recognise the herbal notes, underwood, the mentholated of myrtle, the vibrant minerality of the granite soil, the body and finesse of the Ansonica grape variety balanced with light tannins and smoked oak hints.
Food Matching: Shellfish - fish appetizer.
Grape variety: Ansonica.
Terroir: The grapes for Testamatta are sourced from the best vineyard on Isola del Giglio : Serrone. We can technically call Testamatta Bianco a “single vineyard selection”. Serrone is in the south-east part of the island, facing the sea at an altitude that goes from 60 to 150 meters altitude terrace after terrace.
Growing district of grape: Serrone, Isola del Giglio.
Climate: Winter was quite mild and temperate while we recorded a spring with lower than normal temperatures. May was wet and very cold. Summer was hot, very dry and stable.
Soil: rocky granite soil.
Harvest: The handpicked grape was carried in small baskets to the winery.
Vinification: After the destemming process and a very soft pressing with dry-ice, we left the skins with the juice for less than 1 hour. After this shot period of maceration the must was decanted for approximately 48 hours at low temperature in stainless steel tanks and then moved to new 225L barriques for the alcoholic fermentation at 20°C.
Ageing: After the fermentation the wine aged with the lees for 12 months, without any malolactic fermentation and then bottled.
Residual sugar: <1.0g/L.