CRISEO


Bolgheri DOC Bianco


Criseo is born from our passion for the great long-lived white wines. They did not have a history on the territory: we built it up step by step. It comes from Vermentino grapes and a elegant field-blend of white varieties, carefully selected to give a long-lived wine of great expressiveness. The aging on the lees gives complexity, finesse, and a long finish.
This wine takes on a beautiful golden color, hence the name Criseo, "made of gold". Satyrs dancing with a wine cup and a rattling instrument in their hands. They represent the three gifts that, according to the ancients, Bacco gave to the humans, to make us forget the afflictions of life: wine, dance and music.
NUNC EST BIBENDUM
NUNC PEDE LIBERO
PULSANDA TELLUS…
Now we must drink; now with loose feet we must beat the earth (dancing for joy)

Orazio, Ad sodales, Carmina I, 37

LAST VINTAGE: 2016
FIRST VINTAGE: 2002
VARIETIES:field-blend of Vermentino (the main part), Fiano, Verdicchio, Incrocio Manzoni (white Pinot X Rhenish Riesling), Petit Manseng.
VINEYARD: from the vineyard Campo Bianco, on the hills of Bolgheri. Alluvial soil, with good pebble-gravel texture and moderate clay content. Mediterranean climate refreshed by sea winds, in summer significant temperature range between day and night. Produced with sustainable practices.
PRODUCTION: Grapes are picked up together, at a precise chosen time, and co-fermented. After a a very light pressing, the juice is cold settled naturally overnight. It is vinified without correctives or additives which would alter the original characteristics. It is aged in steel-vats on the lees for 1 year and 1 year in the bottle.
Available bottle sizes: 750 ml - (Magnum) 1,5 liter.