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Casa Emma Cortine Vernaccia

Voluminous, elegant - the kind of sexy you're looking for
  • $52.00

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Primary Notes: Acacia Pear Peach Jasmine, wild flower

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 12.5

Origin: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/casa-emma?_pos=1&_psq=casa%20emma&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Grape: Vernaccia Blend

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic

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Serving Temperature: Best served at 10 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Vegetable tempura, mackerel

Western Food Pairing: Aperitif, halibut

Description

Cortine IGT Toscana Bianco is Casa Emma’s famous white wine, from 50 – 80 years old vines. Very small production of this wine aged in French oak.

It has a straw yellow with golden reflections colour. It is characterised by white fruits and wildflower notes, especially jasmine and acacia. It’s a voluminous, elegant and velvety wine, perfect to drink as aperitif and to pair with fish and vegetables. Vernaccia, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco.

The area surrounding the estate has unique climatic condition, due to its proximity to the sea as the crow flies and the absence of natural barriers. The valley that hosts the estate has an amphitheater-like shape with a different microclimate than other sub-areas of Chianti Classico. In this natural amphitheater, weather fronts coming from the North usually stop at San Donato and they do not cross Colle di Pietracupa, while weather fronts coming from Siena remain trapped in Poggibonsi area. Consequently, the estate is characterized by little rainfall, compared to the surrounding area. Constant winds are a natural defense for the vines and they allows us not to exceed with treatments based on copper, thus safeguarding the soil.