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Antonio Camillo Vermentino

Antonio Camillo Vermentino

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Born & bred in the maremma region on Tuscany’s Tyrhennian coast. Antonio Camillo worked for fifteen years as a cellar master in the most important estates in Maremma (the last eight at Poggio Argentiera).

Recently Antonio felt the necessity to fly with his own wings and produce his own wine so he bought two ancient, organic vineyards in the South of the region, on the border with Lazio, totalling five hectares in the area between Sovana and Pitigliano (in the south of Maremma on the border. Nearby are the beautiful Saturnia hot springs. Exquisite wines have been produced in this area since Etruscan times, making the most of the rich volcanic soil and Antonio is one of a group of local innovative organic producers creating exciting ‘natural’ wines.

Vineyards

Grapes from vineyards that are 20 years old, located in the municipality of Capalbio, along the coast, 100 metres above sea level. Loose loamy soils, with strong sand component

Vinification

The grapes are harvested in the first week of September and vinfication takes place in stainless steel at around 20°C. The wine is then aged in concrete vats for 6 months and in the bottle for 3 months.

Tasting Notes

Marittimo is a bright, lively and pure-fruited Vermentino with notes of Mediterranean herbs, sage and rosemary. The palate is dry, with fresh white fruit, citrus and almonds notes. Vermentino (aka Pigato in Liguria and Rolle in France) is a high quality varietal that thrives in coastal areas around this part of the Mediterranean. This example is mid-weight with a ripe lemon and herbal character, finishing with a pleasantly saline kick.

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