Elba Vermentino wine, PDO

Vermentino is a white Elba wine that in 2011 received the PDO certification. This wine has to be made of Vermentine grapes for  a minimum of 85% and of other white grapes authorized by Tuscan Region up to 15%. More than one company produces the Vermentine wine today and it has slightly differences depending on the region and on the vinification method.

The Vermentino vineyard has a pruned-spur cordon-trained cultivation and the concentration of the cultivation is a minimum of 4000 vine stump per hectare and a maximum production of grapes of 90 quintals per hectare.

The vinification take place in steel tanks where the temperature is kept under control during the fermentation phase (7 days). After that, there are the phases of stabilization and bottling (generally the spring after the harvest.

Gastronomic pairing: scampi, prawns and shellfish in general
Color: straw-yellow
Aroma: intense and unique
Flavor:  from dry to agreeable, harmonic
Alcohol by volume (minimum): 18%, at least 11.5% acquired alcohol
Total acidity (minimum): 5 g/l
Dry extract content (minimum): 15 g/l
Serving temperature: 12o

Historical background

The production of Vermentine wine is growing, it covers 15 hectares and today is compared to the Procranico among the PDO wines.


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