Bolgheri DOC Bianco
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Now we must drink; now we must dance for joy
The dancing satyrs, with a wine cup in a hand and a rattle instrument in the other, are a tribute to Etruscan people, first civilization of this area and first wine-growers in Italy.
VIGNA: Campo Bianco, 0,7210 Ha
Summer night in Tuscany, liquid gold* in the cups, dancing satyrs.
Dance, music and wine: the gifts of the god Bacchus, for the ancients, to console us of the worries of life.
*Criseo means "made of gold"
Criseo is an artisan wine, a field-blend from single vineyard Campo Bianco. The field-blend is the oldest way for the wine production, usual in pre-philloxera period. A extraordinary complexity origines from the sinergy of different grapes cultived in the same vineyard and vinified all together. Our modern approach is not random, but every step is carefully thought out.
VINEYARD: Campo Bianco is among the hills of Bolgheri, the fresher area of the territory, in a little valley with exposition East-West. The climate is Mediterranean, tempered by the sea breeze, with a broad day-night temperature differentials on summer. The soil is deep, fine sandy-clayey, medium/rich in pebbles. It hosts 5 white varieties: Vermentino (70%) , Verdicchio, Fiano, Petit Manseng, Manzoni bianco.
PRODUCTION:The vineyard Campo Bianco is harvested in one step and the grapes are co-fermented, as per tradition. They are harvested in an optimal moment of ripeness for the synergy of the different varieties, in the coolest hours of the morning. The selected and de-stemmed grapes are gently pressed and the must is cleaned by spontaneous precipitation, leaving it overnight with the cool temperature of the cellar. After fermentation, it is aged on the lees for about 1 year, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent mixing. After that, it remains about one year in the bottle.
Available bottle sizes: 750 ml - (Magnum) 1,5 liter.
Criseo is a complex and elegant white wine, who can have a medium-long life. Best storage is in a dark and fresh place, in a lying down bottle. We suggest to serve it at about 14°C (53-54°F), and to wait for some time after uncorking. It should be tasted calmly, feeling how it changes in the glass as it oxygenates. Best pairing is with intense flavor food fish-based, white meat, vegetables, mushrooms, medium ripening cheeses.
VINTAGE 2020: The vintage was very good, not too hot. The winter was sufficiently rainy. The spring was not very humid and the phytosanitary risks was limited for the grapes. The summer began in a very perfect way, with not too hot temperatures and an excellent ventilation. Only at the end of July and August there were some periods with temperatures above average, but always without humidity. At the end of August, some rains arrived which cooled and gave relief to the vineyards. We harvested the vineyard Campo Bianco on Sept. 19th, with a perfect weather. We obtain a Criseo with a light golden color, very pleasant, full-bodied and sapid. It is rich of aromas, that open on fruity notes of grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit, sage and hawthorn, and then evolve in saffron, aromas of flint and bread crust.