Torre Bisenzio Estate Wines

The wines of Torre Bisenzio combine the history of the terroir with indigenous grapes. Minerality in the soil comes from sedimentary clay and alluvial silt with marine fossils when the land was originally part of the Tyrrhenian sea. The location between the Trasimeno and Bolsena lakes creates a Mediterranean sub climate giving optimal growing conditions for elegant and fuller bodied wines which maintain their freshness. The vines are 15 years old, spurred cordon trained with a density of 5,200 vines per hectacre. The soil is well drained and the vines are not irrigated.

BIANCO DI BISENZIO - IGT Umbria

Grape Varietals: Grechetto 70%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%

Though widely believed to have originally come from Greece, Grechetto has been growing now for so long in these parts its natural habitat is indeed Umbria.

Vinification

Hand harvested. Direct press and temperature-controlled fermentation at 15C for between 15-20 days. Ageing in stainless steel for 5- 6 months with a further 2 months in bottle before release. Sulphites under 70mg/l, added at bottling.

Taste and flavour profile

A thick-skinned grape, Grechetto has a rich flavour profile with citrus, peach, melon and even sea shell like aromas.

IL PUGNALONE - IGT Umbria

Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah 50%

Capturing the essence of historical pagan rituals offering of the fruits and crops of the land, this wine shares that sense of deep connection to the territory and the people.

Vinification

Hand harvested. Whole cluster pressing followed by fermentation in steel tanks. Ageing in second or third use oak barrels for 1 year followed by a further year ageing in bottle. Sulphites under 70mg/l, added at bottling.

Taste and flavour profile

Ruby red colour with floral aromas of violet alongside dark fruits such as blackberry and cherry. The wine is very approachable on the palate with a hint of spicy white pepper, firm tannins that are well integrated and a soft round finish.

Pugnalone

SANGIOVESE - IGT Umbria

Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 100%

Internationally renowned, with Umbrian individuality, Sangiovese expresses the elegance of our wines.

Vinification

Hand harvested. Whole cluster pressing followed by fermentation in steel tanks. Ageing in second or third use oak barrels for 1 year followed by a further year ageing in bottle. Sulphites under 70mg/l, added at bottling.

Taste and flavour profile

Wonderful red wine with garnet shades, rich aromas on the nose of prune, violet and cinnamon are complemented by the dry, earthy and well-structured palate.