A welcome return and a new vintage of this delicious wine made using Tuscan Trebbiano grapes that are left on their skins for around a week. The tannins are gentle and the wine has a blush copper appearance. Apricot stone fruit and some pleasant saline and nutty notes combine to create an incredibly drinkable orange wine. At the equivalent of £16 a bottle it poses excellent value too.
The wine is made by the producer Cosimo Maria Masini who farm 16 hectares of vines, as well as wheat, fruit, olives and woodland, on a Tuscan hill near the town of San Miniato. Grower Francesco de Filippisis very detailed and careful in his approach, true to his philosophy of making the most energising wines without any chemicals or additives. The whole farm is managed biodynamically, and the calcerous soils yield wines that are structured and fresh with nice acidity. The wines are macerated, fermented and aged in large concrete tanks, with nothing added or taken away, except a low dose of SO2 at filling.