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Prelius 2019
Maremma Toscana Vermentino DOC
Castello di Volpaia - Prelius
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Year: 2019

Spring was fairly cool and rainy, particularly so in May. The summer was hot with occasional very high temperatures. As we had no irrigation water, luckily it rained occasionally during the second half of July. Phenologic changes were delayed and on all the vines the grapes did not ripen until well into September.

color:straw yellow.
perfume:floral, with notes of pineapple and apple.
taste:elegant and fresh, with a good structure and a very persistent yellow fruit aftertaste.
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Carefully selected grapes of Vermentino.
Orientation of the vineyard
Orientation: South
Altitude: 131-164 FASL
Size of the vines
Area: 4.94 ac
Density: 3,886 vines/ac
Vines and occupied area
100% Vermentino
Type of attachment of the vine
Vineyard's attaching: Guyot
Soil type by vine
Ground: Clay and sand
History of wine

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Prelius was the ancient Maremma Toscana, an ancient salty lake where the Etruscans first and the Romans later used to produce salt and breed fishes. The floods of the Ombrone river have filled the Prelius lake and created the fertile soil of the Maremma Toscana. Here is where the Benedictine Monks have established their Abbey and started to grow grapes, more precisely in the district of Prile, the modern name of Prelius exactly where we grow our vines.