La Pettegola

Vermentino · Toscana IGT

Bolgheri & Tuscany Coast

La Pettegola



Method of production

Following a very soft pressing, the fermentation takes place for about 13-16 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

The winemaker comment

Most recent white wine born at Banfi, La Pettegola is characterized by its aromatic expression, rich and delicate, as well as for its lively acidity.

Wine awards 2014

Vintage notes 2015

  • La Pettegola
  • Denomination IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Vermentino
  • Method of production

    Soft pressing of the grapes. The fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (14-16°C) for a period of 13-16 days.

  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13.1%
  • PH 3.26
  • Total acidity 6.89
  • Malic Acidity 1.54
  • Volatile Acidity 0.21
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 121
  • Free 41
  • Seasonal Outcome The sufficient spring rainfall avoided any water stress during the hot summer months. The quite hot temperatures in July and August, together with a quite wide-range difference in temperature between night and day, favored the grapes maturation. This way, the white grapes could develop an excellent aromatic profile, while the reds could achieve a very good synthesis of polyphenols. September was sunny and dry, with warm temperatures that let complete the ripening of the grapes and yielded for most favorable conditions during the harvest.

The color is pale yellow. On the nose there are fruity and intense aromas, including citrus hints and yellow peach notes that stand out. Floreal and Mediterranean scrub notes perfectly harmonize with them. The structure is large and made vibrant by a rich acidity that gives freshness and liveliness, balanced by a sapid background. On the mouth the finish is very persistent and pleasantly fruity. 

  • La Pettegola
  • Denomination IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Vermentino
  • Method of production

    Soft pressing of the grapes. The fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (14-16°C) for a period of 13-16 days.

  • BRIX 22,5
  • ALCOHOL 12.60%
  • PH 3,24
  • Total acidity 6,67
  • Malic Acidity 1,6
  • Volatile Acidity 0,19
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 116
  • Free 39
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began slightly in advance. We had a very rainy spring and cool temperatures, and well below the seasonal average, in the summer months. This meant that the maturation of the grapes took place with a delay of about 10 days compared to the previous years. The harvest of early varieties was facilitated by a rather cool beginning of September, while late varieties enjoyed a rise in temperatures in the last decade of the month, which allowed for a full ripening of the grapes.

Pale yellow color. On the nose fruity and intense notes, with hints of apricot, grapefruit, and scents of Mediterranean scrub. The structure is full and enlivened by a rich acidity that gives freshness and length. The balance leaves room to the liveliness with a very persistent aromatic finish.

  • La Pettegola
  • Denomination IGT Toscana
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Vermentino with small percentages of Sauvignon Blanc
  • Method of production

    Soft pressing of the grapes. The fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (14-16°C) for a period of 13-16 days.

  • BRIX 22.7
  • ALCOHOL 12.7%
  • PH 3.21
  • Color intensity 0.09
  • Total acidity 6.13
  • Malic Acidity 1.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0.13
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 120
  • Free 43
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began in the usual time frame, with dry weather in April and May. June was marked by cooler temperatures and a lack of rainfall. Summer saw a return to regular average temperatures in July through mid-August, when a sudden heat wave raised temperatures over 40°C (104°F) through the end of the month. A sun-drenched September, with normal average temperatures, allowed for a good harvest.

Pale yellow color. On the nose, intense fruity aromas of apricot and grapefruit and hints of  maquis.


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