CASTELLO di BROLIO SANBARNABA 2020 - Vin Bianco Toscana IGT
It is the alter ego of the estate’s grand vin, echoed by both its name and its label design. Like its elder brother, an all-Sangiovese, Sanbarnaba’s mission is to showcase the quality possibilities of Trebbiano, a grape long a feature of the estate and here given a non-traditional vinification.
Distinctive traits: generous, enfolding, inducing meditation.
Soil: Macigno del Chianti, soil commonly called Arenarie, composed by sands and rocks, well drained and furnished with little organic matter.
Harvest: Grapes have been selected and handpicked on September 25, 2020.
Vinification: Destemmed and softly pressed grapes are vinified with the skins in cocciopesto amphorae, at a controlled temperature of 14°C (57.2°F), for up to three months.
Ageing: 12 months: 40% in amphorae, 30% in stainless steel tanks and the remaining 30% in two and three-year old barriques.
Bottling: December 20, 2021.
Sanbarnaba will surprise you with its elegance and intensity. A medium-gold colour white wine with floral and fruity aromas, followed by hints of honey, spices and aromatic herbs. Soft in the palate, balanced and with a marked savoury and acid note that enhance its freshness and drinkability up to the long finish.