BotroseccoDOC Le Mortelle, Tasting notes:
Botrosecco 2021 has a ruby red colour. The nose is dominated by notes of ripe small red fruits such as currants and sour cherries, in harmony with delicate nuances of white pepper, tobacco and Mediterranean herbs. The palate is pleasant and persistent, with enveloping tannins and an intense finish of fresh fruit and cocoa.
Botrosecco DOC Le Mortelle
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes, carefully selected at harvest, were destemmed and gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel tanks; here alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature of around 25 °C in order to enhance the characteristic varietal aromatic component and maintain greater fruit integrity. During maceration, which lasted about 15 days, appropriate soaking of the pomace cap was carried out to extract only the most valuable tannins. The wine was then transferred to stainless steel tanks, where malolactic fermentation took place and was completed by the end of the year. Botrosecco rested 9 months in barriques before ageing in bottles.
Fattoria Le Mortelle is located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, just a few kilometres from Castiglione della Pescaia, in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for its nature and for the history of the places that surround it. Since 1999, the family has been working on both the vineyards and the new wine cellar with the conviction that the area, still emerging in the Italian wine scene, is highly suited to the production of quality wines and that the characteristics of the terroir and the varieties cultivated can be best expressed here. The farm extends over 270 hectares, 170 of which are planted with vines. The 170 hectares of vineyards are mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, in addition to more recent plantings of white varieties such as Vermentino, Ansonica and Viognier, and a small proportion of Carménère. The soil, of medium texture, sandy and loamy, has a predominantly siliceous-clayey composition and is, in certain areas, rich in skeleton.