Mani di Luna, Grechetto 'Ametistas', Umbria Bianco IGT 2021
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Mani di Luna, Grechetto 'Ametistas', Umbria Bianco IGT 2021

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Notes from Mani di Luna:

"The Azienda composed of 35 hectares, is located in Torgiano, on territory anciently inhabited by the Etruscans. One part is located near the confluence of the Chiascio River with the Tiber, and the other part is in the hills at an altitude between 200 and 400 meters above sea level.

The lands, initially owned by the Lungarotti Family, were passed on to the son of Maria Lungarotti in the 1970's; Mario Cascianelli, a lawyer with a great passion for the countryside. It was he who noted that these lands had a marked value for fruit cultivation, among which, vineyards, olive and cherry groves.

The Fattoria Mani di Luna was born in 2012. The company is composed of three friends (Simone, Rocco and Alessandro), with the common intent of reviving the Azienda organically and with Biodynamic methods. The Farm follows the lunar cycles linked to the movement of the Constellations. Through manual and artisanal processes, the Azienda seeks to obtain natural products of high nutritional and energetic value respecting both plants and environment.

“Ametistas” like the crystal of amethyst lighting the body of a luminous energy free from drunkenness, an ancient Greek nymph turned into stone to escape the desires of Dionysus who gave it the color of wine for revenge.
Grechetto from the old vines of the Baratto and Casale vineyards cropped in two separate grape harvests in order to acquire freshness and finesse from September’s grapes and density, complexity, structure from October grapes. Wine of gold and amber that resemble a red quality for structure and persistence. Long aging wine thanks to the acidity and tannins characteristic of Grechetto grapes. Flavor and complexity given by the territory characterized with high temperature ranges between day and night in September-October (15-20 ° C)."


Subsoil made of sandstones and marl (higher level) and ancient lake and river sediments (lower level), soil made of rough sandy-loam texture, low fertile, with high percentage of limestone and rich in minerals
Grechetto harvested in September are pressed whole cluster by foot in a vertical ancient press. Grapes picked several weeks later in October are then manually destemmed and allowed to macerate for 3-4 days prior to pressing. Spontaneous fermentation takes place without temperature control in small stainless steel tanks for two-three weeks.