Geographical position: At the foot of the hills of Castagneto Carducci, along the Bolgheri Wine Road.
The soil: middle hard clayey soil with sandy sediment.
Age of the vineyard: 10 years old.
Training system: Cordon spur.
Density: 5.000 plants per hectare.
Production: Around 9.000 kg of grapes per hectare with a yield of 70 % of wine
Zizzolo is the name of the vineyard. Guarda Boschi is the name of the vineyard. Guarda Boschi, and Vigna allo Zizzolo as well, were small parcels in the Bolgheri region, former vineyards of the Counts Della Gherardesca, who owned the largest part of Tuscan Coast till the end of the XIX Century. We replanted the vineyard according to the high quality philosophy in 1998.
Grapes: 85% Vermentino, 15% Sauvignon Blanc.
Alcohol by Vol.: 13%
Wine making method
Pure vinification (every single type of grape ) with following blending. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C. Length of fermentation: 20 days.
Refining: 2 months in bottle.
Production: about 700 cases per year.
Colour: Straw yellow.
Nose: Flowery and herbaceous aromas, with white fruit notes
Taste: Fresh and fruity, with a pleasant final
Drinking temperature: 10-12 °C.
Fish and delicate cheese; first courses with vegetables. It is also very pleasant as aperitif.