Mirco Mariotti Smarazen Bianco dell’Emilia
REGION: Emilia-Romagna region, in the unique seacoast area of the Bosco Eliceo. Salty, sandy, windy, with alternating fog and sun makes for a dramatic place for vines to grow.
FARMING: Practicing organic.
ALTITUDE: -1 m / -3 ft (first negative elevation wine we have).
SOILS: 89% sand, 7% clay, 4% lime.
VARIETIES: 70% Trebbiano Romagnolo and 30% Malvasia di Candia [non aromatica].
VINE AGE: Extremely old vines. Almost 80 years old vines (planted in 1952), and ultra 100 year old vines on native rootstock (piede franco). Some vines grow on the web-mother of all training systems: Propaggine.
YEASTS: First fermentation in tank with native yeasts and then second done in bottle with addition of grape must from same year.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: No.
SULPHUR: 30 mg/L added.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 800 cases.