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 2019 - IGT Umbria

Grape Varieties: Grechetto 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

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. Destemmed, pressed temperature-controlled fermentation at 15°C for between 15-20 days. Both varieties are vinified and matured separately in stainless steel for 5-6 months before blending. 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, melon and even seashell like aromas.  The addition of Sauvignon Blanc adds a peach and tropical flavour to produce a wine that is aromatic, fresh and balanced.

 

 

 

AMBRIS 2019 -  IGT Umbria

Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc 100% 

Ambris is our 'floating gold' reflecting the story of our land, the people it represents and the method in which it has been made.  Produced in limited quantities.

Vinification

Hand harvested. Destemmed, pressed temperature-controlled fermentation at 15°C for between 15-20 days. Part vinified and matured in amphora, part stainless steel and part barrique.  Matured in bottle for 4 months before release.

Taste and flavour profile

This complex wine has a depth of flavour that ranges from honey to mint, citrus to hazelnut. Ageing in different vessels  gives texture and concentration combined with freshness and elegance.

 

 

 


IL PUGNALONE 2016 - Rosso Umbria IGT

Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 55% / Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah 45%

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. Destemmed, pressed temperature-controlled fermentation. Sangiovese is aged in second or third use oak barrels for 1 year before being blended with the other varieties to allow 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.

 

 


SANGIOVESE - IGT Umbria

Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 100%

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

Vinification

Hand harvested. Destemmed, pressed temperature-controlled fermentation. Sangiovese is aged 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.