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Tenuta di Ghizzano Mimesi Vermentino 2020

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

100% Vermentino from the Mulino vineyard, fermented with wild yeasts in concrete then aged for 4 months in Terracotta amphora.
1215 bottles produced.

The Mimesi project was born in Tenuta di Ghizzano after a long period of research and experimentation and aims to give life to increasingly identity wines capable of faithfully translating nature, its perfection and its balance. Mimesi wants to show, starting from native grapes from long-lived vineyards, an authentic expression without superstructures, but with the finesse and elegance typical of great wines. Hence the choice of using the Drunk Turtle cocciopesto amphorae for the Sangiovese and the Tava terracotta amphorae for the Vermentino for aging, which guarantee the micro-oxygenation necessary to mature the wine by amplifying the aromas and bringing a real portrait of the territory.

“Full bottle 1,337 g. Produced from older Vermentino vines on this estate near Pisa. Aged in Tava terracotta jars for four months in contact with the fine lees after fermenting in Drunk Turtle concrete egg fermenters. Demeter certified biodynamic.
Pale gold. A little (not unpleasant) sourness on the nose and then real graininess on the palate – a texture distinct from the skin-contact astringency in the Il Ghizzano white. Flavour very different from the round sweetness of, say, a typical Sardinian Vermentino. Long. A ‘wine of intention’! But I’d say it needs food – not for casual terrace sipping. Fine acidity with a hint of citrus.”
16.5 Points, Jancis Robinson, March 2022

The name Mimesi was selected since “mimesis” in classical literature and art indicates a desire to imitate nature, its perfection, its balance. And in order to fully encompass an entity and imitate it, one must first achieve an equally thorough understanding of it.

2020 Vintage: Rain in June assisted overall vine development, while a lack of rain through July and mid-August proved positive for a consistent veraison. Finally, a heavy rain on 17 August pushed phenolic ripeness to just the desired levels. The 2020 wines are full-volumed, elegant, and well-balanced. Overall quality was excellent, and crop levels were off by -20%.

£31.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 5 remaining

The hill-top hamlet of Ghizzano lies in the Pisan hills, close to the Tuscan coast. The Venerosi Pesciolini family settled here in the late 14th Century and the estate now encompasses around 350ha with 20ha of vines. Vineyards sit within this gentle landscape at 200m above sea level and are blessed with a mild climate thanks to the maritime influence. Wine has been bottled since 1985, organically certified from 2008 and is moving in a biodynamic direction with concrete eggs a recent addition. The property is now in the hands of Ginevra Pesciolini and her wines continue to gain almost annual Tre Bicchieri awards. As a part of her philosophy of ensuring the wines represent their location Ginevra has also been reducing the amount of new oak in her SuperTuscan creations. Natural yeasts, pressing under foot and a move to using larger format oak are also integral to the style of the wines.

Reference #:
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Vermentino (Rolle)

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