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Vermentino Colli di Luni DOC ‘Black Label’

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Tasting Notes

The Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label) is the winery’s flagship wine and the recepient of many accollades including the coveted 3 Bicchieri Award by Gambero Rosso for 9 years in a row.

This is a selection from older vines (35 years on average) on hillside. The traditional characteristics of vermentino are enhanced here by the cold maceration on the skins which translates into richer and more complex sensations on the nose and in the mouth. All stainless steel. 3 months on lees.

Aromas range from spring flowers to acacia blossom honey and golden apple. Crisp with a touch of saltyness on the finish.  Due to its complexity this vermetino is best enjoyed with food such as all types of seafood dishes but also poultry and white meat courses.

2012 - 3 Bicchieri GR, 90 WS, 91 W&S

2013  – 3 Bicchieri GR, 92 WS

2014 - 3 Bicchieri GR, 95 WRO, 91 WS

2015 – 3 Bicchieri GR, 95 WRO

2016 – 3 Bicchieri GR, 94 LM

Winery

Cantine Lunae Bosoni

Region

Liguria

Varietal

100% Vermentino

Location of Vineyards

Castelnuovo Magra and Ortonovo vineyards (mostly on hillside). Vines are on average 35 years old.

Altitude

150 meters above sea level.

Soil

Pebbly, rich in texture.

Type of Cultivation

Guyot. Vine density is approx 4,000 plants per hectare. Yields be hectare are 70/75 quintals.

Vinification

Manual harvest takes place usually in mid-September with careful selection of the best bunches grapes from the hillside parts of the vineyard. Cold maceration (called cryomaceration) on the skins for 24/48 hours before pressing. Fermentation is then carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature.

Aging

In stainless steel until bottling in late April. 3 months on lees. No wood.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

50,000 bottles

Oenologist

Paolo and Diego Bosoni (Father and son)