Varieties : Chardonnay ( 50%), Pinot Blanc ( 50%).
Viticulture : Biodynamic since 2000, organic since 1988.
Average production: 15,000 bottles ( 1,250 cases ) .
Appellation : Toscana IGT
First vintage : 1988
Average alcohol content: 13.5 % vol .
Ideal serving temperature : 6-8 ° C ( 43-47 ° F)
If possible , decant at least an hour before serving.
The vineyards from Batàr Which is Obtained not have been cultivated organically since 1988 and in 2000 have undergone a full conversion to biodynamic techniques. Pressing, fermentation and maturing in barrels of the Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay grapes are Conducted separately , until the final blending takes place . The grapes are picked in 8 kilo crates and juice is slowly extracted with a bladder press, very gently . The fermentation takes place in barrels .
The wine Also undergoes a full Malolactic fermentation . The barrel maturation takes 9 to 12 months . The oak is 100% French, and comes Mainly from Tronçais and Vosges, And Also from Allier. It is 30 % new and 70 % one year old . Once the wine maker Decides That the Office for Livestock is complete , the barrels Which will be part of the final blend are selected , through Extensive sampling. The final blend takes place in stainless steel . The wine is bottled shortly after , and rests for about six
months before release.
The wine is released around 20 months , and it ITS Reaches full maturity about 42 months , after harvest . Before maturity , just like its Cousins of Burgundy, the wine may tend to shut down and Appear to ‘ tight ‘ at tasting . Therefore , we strongly advise you not to consume it before It has reached maturity , about 3 and a half to 4 years after harvest , in order to enjoy it at its maximum potential. The maturity plateau is 4 to 12 years after harvest .
Price 55 € Score 93/100 Via Querciabella
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