Wine Agricola San Felice, Vermentino, Toscana IGT, 2018
Wine golden-yellow color with emerald-green hues.
The wine has a pleasant, fresh, fruity taste with spicy nuances, exquisite fine texture and juicy aftertaste.
Fresh and elegant aroma of wine is made up of notes of yellow fruit and Mediterranean herbs.
Wine is served to the appetizers and salads, goes well with poultry and fish.
The history of wine making "Contrada" di San Felice is closely linked with the history and tradition of the Tuscan town of Siena. Here a long time twice a year arrange horse racing, which attracts tens of thousands of foreign tourists. The history of this colorful action dates back to the Middle Ages and is associated with the appearance of the XV century, individual districts or areas of Siena (Contrada), whose main task was to supply the troops with food and the completion of a period of struggle with Florence. Each contrada is named after an animal or some object, each has a rich history, heraldry and mythology. Initially, there were about 59 Contrada, now there are only 17, of which only 9 are involved in the historical pageant and horse racing. Celebrating the victory is always accompanied by a rich table on which there is certainly the local wine. Two years ago, one of the Contrada Siena turned to the winery San Felice with a request for them to create a wine. And came to light a light and elegant wine "Contrada".
The grapes for "Contrada" Bianco collected from its own vineyards, located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga at an altitude of 350-400 meters above sea level. Vineyard soil - sandy loam, rich in gravel and limestone. The grapes are harvested by hand in mid-September. After maceration, which extends at a temperature 8 ° C during the day, alcoholic fermentation is carried out. Then, within a month the wine is kept on the lees, which contributes to the development of more complex flavor, filtered and stored about 2 months in the bottle before they go on sale. Wine storage potential is 2-3 years.
History of San Felice back to the beginning of the XX century, according to documents found at this time there was the arrival of San Felice, dedicated to the martyr San Felice da Nola. The temple and the farm is next, experiencing all the historical vicissitudes. Together, they were subjected to various types of control - both religious and control by powerful families. It was only at the beginning of the XX century family Del Taya took control of territory and turned the farm into a successful enterprise. The prestige of this family confirms the fact that they were among the founders of the famous Consortium Chianti Classico (their famous logo with a black rooster).
Time after the Second World War was for San Felice decadent, as well as for the entire region of Chianti. But in 1968 fortune turned in the direction of the company, it becomes the largest financial groups. Enzo Morganti - sighted manager with extensive experience in the cultivation of Sangiovese, laid the foundations for scientific research, which initially aimed at improving the capacity of the class.
Today, the company Agricola San Felice is known worldwide for its innovative ideas and perfect quality of products, so it has achieved great success. Philosophy San Felice is striving for excellence in manufacturing, which is achieved through research, experimentation, as well as the preservation of important relationships with the local terroir. From 1970 to today the company conducts a policy of continuous improvement and updating of vineyards and wine production technology upgrading, not forgetting to protect and take care of the ancient traditions.