Here in the Tuscan Maremma has been able to express characters distinctive and unique, typical of a land hardened by long summers and softened by fresh sea breezes coming from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Area: Tuscany/ Toscana
Grapes: Vermentino 100%
Cultivation systems: Guyot
Plant density: 6000 vines per hectare
Average age of vines: 10 years
Yield: 90 quintals per hectare
Terroir: Loamy-sandy texture, slightly calcareous
Ageing in bottle: At least 3 months
Alcoholic content: 13 % Total acidity: 5.4 pH: 3.5
Organoleptic Characteristics: The bunches are culled and harvested by hand, then the grapes are brought to the winery, where they are vinified in steel vats. The color is a bright straw yellow. The intense aromas are reminiscent of lavender, wisteria, lemon balm and thyme, and, later, grapefruit, followed by peach. The mouthfeel is fresh and tasty, with a snappy structure and intense fruitiness.
The estate is steeped in a very special ecosystem, which breathes and whispers, permeated by warmth and with an underground current which pervades the soil and reaches us through the produce of the land – grapes, but a lot more too. Petra’s landscape and nature are unique: the green belt of the Colline Metallifere, near the Montioni Natural Park, with the Poggio Tre Cancelli Natural Reserve, up to the Sterpaia Coastal Park, looking over the Tyrrhenian Sea, a constant presence on the horizon, a single blue tone in a landscape otherwise dominated by two essential colours – green and russet. To know more about Petra – click here.