Explore the essence of the sea in Bentemari wine: a unique and enveloping Vermentino born from a dream and a deep connection to the land. The intense savoriness, the aromas of thyme and Mediterranean scrub create a summery and seaside emotion in every sip. Bentemari: the love for the sea enclosed in a bottle.
The Bentemari was born from a dream. Many years ago, I felt that I could make a great Vermentino in a particular spot in my homeland.
This spot is located upstream from the vineyards of Trebbiano Toscano that produce the Tinnari wine and Assentada.
It was not the result of laboratory analysis or soil investigations, but a strong and clear feeling.
Of course, the color, location, and type of soil structure were important, but beyond all that, a precise feeling led me to plant my Vermentino there in 2020 after many years.
My idea of Vermentino: salt, heat, Mediterranean scrub, and wind on the coasts of Corsica and Sardinia. I loaded my thoughts and actions with this frequency from the choice of the vine shoots to the cultivation and production of the wine.
Not surprisingly, it is a mass selection of Tempio Pausania plants in Sardinia, a clone of Corsican Vermentino and a clone of Maremma Vermentino.
After all, my land was previously submerged by the sea, leaving its memory in the salt and limestone (fossil shells everywhere), and the vineyard on the southern slope of the hill is mainly affected by the “marino,” as the locals call the winds that blow from the South.
Thus, Sea Wind. That's how the wine got its name: Bentemari, which in Sardinian means precisely, sea wind, Bentu 'e mari.
The Bentemari is a Tuscan IGT Vermentino, an excellent wine made from Vermentino grapes cultivated using organic and biodynamic methods.
This grape variety expresses floral and fruity aromatic notes, such as apple, pear, and citrus, offering freshness and irresistible charm to the palate. Ideal as an aperitif or paired with fish dishes and white meats.
The vineyards are located on a medium texture soil, predominantly clayey. The planting, carried out in 2020, follows a density of 4000 plants per hectare on an area of 5000 square meters. Situated at an average altitude of 60 meters above sea level and facing south-southwest, the vineyards produce an average of 1.5 kg of grapes per vine.
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