92 points – Decanter
“The finish is beautifully long and complex.”
92 points – James Suckling
“Lots going on, on the nose, with notes of pears, citrus, flowers and blanched almond-like minerality. Medium-bodied with silky intensity and lots of flavour. Good length, too. There’s a refined, curated feel to this, which is quite rare with Tuscan Vermentino.”
“Honeysuckle, apricot and elderflower aromas. Broad but structured on the palate. Rich, golden fruit with a touch of hazelnut in texture and savouriness, a walnut-skin bitterness. Bold and seductive, but dry, with the sensuousness of thick honey stirred into clotted cream. A fine powdering of dried thyme and sage on the finish. Not your average Vermentino.” – Jancis Robinson
Cassero 2020 is a sophisticated single variety Vermentino, straw yellow coloured with youthful green highlights. Enjoys an elegant and consistent aroma with hints of white flowers, grapefruit, pear, white peach and a pleasing minerality. Fresh and well balanced on the palate with a lingering light finish.
The grapes for Cassero 2020 are hand-harvested with strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again grape by grape.
The grapes are pressed under protective gas and the grape must goes straight down into the fermenter. On its way, the must passes a heat exchanger that cools it down to 10 – 12 degrees. The fermenter has cooling coils to keep the temperature constant. We use only the natural yeast found on the grapes’ skins.
A few days before the main harvesting about 100 kg of grapes are being picked to start the fermentation with their skins. This is then sifted, and the fermenting must is then poured into the other fresh must, which encourages fermentation. After the fermentation, the wine rests in the vats “sur lie” (on the yeast lees). Cassero 2020 was bottled in May 2021.