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VIT0215WW
Vittorini di Nico Speranza
Edizione
2015
Le Marche
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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Bang in the middle of Central Eastern Italy, Le Marche sits somewhat unfairly in the shadows of its regional neighbours Tuscany and Umbria. With the beautiful Adriatic coast to the east and the rugged Apennine mountain range to the west it brings a range of soils, indigenous grapes and microclimates. Moving inland from the coastal chalk and limestone it boasts a number of DOC/DOCGS mixed between reds and (more numerous) whites. On the red side the ubiquitous Montepulcianco and Sangiovese dominate in wines like Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno whereas on the white side Pecorino, Bianchello, Passerina and certainly the star of the show Verdicchio, might even consider Le Marche their spiritual home.

Nico Speranza left a corporate job in Milan aged 30 to go and make wine in the countryside, one of many these days, he says. Set amongst the steep hills of Monsampietro Morico in the heart of Le Marche, Domenico Speranza, Nico's grandfather, set up the winery that Nico now runs. His goal is to make, "conscientious wine, the most natural way possible without ulterior motives and without shortcuts". And that's not a bad translation either, he is a proper poet. His cuvées are inspired by a Piedmont poets and Nick Cave alike. His production is a few thousand, and each year his wines change, using plantings of local Le Marche varieties; Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Pecorino, as well as Incrocio Bruni (Verdicchio-Sauvignon) and some Petit Verdot. Using alternative energy sources (geothermal and solar) he tries to reduce the wineries impact on the environment.

Tasting note: Deep; golden yellow; rich honeyed nose; yellow plum; coked pineapple. Thich savoury; rich butter; and green; depth; warm with touch of alcohol; power and red fruit finish
Winemaking Detail: Works organically and by hand in the vineyard without sulphur or copper. Red grape are lightly pressed and taken off their skins quickly; White grapes are de-stemmed; lightly pressed and left to cold soak on the skins at 6C with the berries fermenting inside the skin. Fermentation takes place at approximately 9 C for 60 days. The wine ages on the lees for one year without the addition of sulphur until a minimal amount at bottling (15 mg/L). Uses micro-oxygenation; extended lees aging and vinifies Sangiovese into white wine.
Features Yellow-plum Pineapple Butter Honeyed Rich

Features Butter, Honeyed, Long, Pineapple, Rich, Yellow plum,
Tasting note Deep, golden yellow, rich honeyed nose, yellow plum, coked pineapple. Thich savoury, rich butter, and green, depth, warm with touch of alcohol, power and red fruit finish
Drink with
Fish pie, Goose, Root vegetables,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Le Marche
Producer Vittorini di Nico Speranza
Wine Name Edizione
Style White
Vintage 2015
Main Grape Sangiovese
Other Grapes 40% Pecorino; 10% Pecorino Appassito
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 2650
Aging 5% aged for 2 month in barrique. Then 20 month on fine lees
Soil Clay base with limestone; silt and sand
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Works organically and by hand in the vineyard without sulphur or copper. Red grape are lightly pressed and taken off their skins quickly, White grapes are de-stemmed, lightly pressed and left to cold soak on the skins at 6C with the berries fermenting inside the skin. Fermentation takes place at approximately 9 C for 60 days. The wine ages on the lees for one year without the addition of sulphur until a minimal amount at bottling (15 mg/L). Uses micro-oxygenation, extended lees aging and vinifies Sangiovese into white wine.