80% Trebbiano Toscano 20% Malvasia Bianca
Harvest and Winemaking
This particular wine is the result of a long and heartfelt search, after multiple trials of maceration on the skins, to best express Trebbiano and Malvasia Bianca grapes. The Daphne spends at least one week on the skins, in open containers at room temperature, with hand pumping-down of the cap multiple times a day to best extract aromas, tannins and phenols. After the maceration, it continues to ferment in Barriques and Tonneaux barrels, without the addition of selected yeasts or chemical additives. It then ages in wood for at least 10 months and then is bottled.
Classic with fish and crustaceans, thanks to its freshness and good structure it is also interesting Golden in color, Daphne is a complex wine with a strong structure similar to that of a red wine. It is floral on the nose, thanks to the Malvasia Bianca, with herbal notes, and on the palate a beautiful minerality thanks to the Trebbiano. Fresh fruit notes linger, persistent and pleasant.
The structure of this wine permits Daphne to pair magically with foods typically served with reds: white meats like pork or lamb, aged cheeses, it is excellent with foie gras, but it truly expresses its full complexity with San Miniato’s White Truffle. An interesting pair can also be found with spiced Indian curries.