Estate: Taking over her family estate in 1993, Elena Pantaleoni began replanting the vineyards with native varietals such as Barbera, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo and Bonarda/Croatina. The 50 hectare property is located in northwestern Emilia-Romagna and has a winemaking history dating back to the late 19th century. Along with natural winemaker Giulio Armani, Elena farms the 32 hectares of vines organically [certified], sustainably and with minimal intervention.
Winemaking: Vines are planted together with an average age of 30 years. Harvested together, destemmed, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts, skin maceration around 4 months. Aged for at least 1 year in 40-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti, bottle aged a minimum of 2 years before release, unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2. Named after Giancarlo Ageno, the original owner of the estate.
Tasting Notes: Apricot, peach, blood orange, candied violet, ginger, chamomile entwined with tangy acidity and bergamot tea tannins. Clove, orange zest, wisp of cedar saturate the nutty finish. Dynamic, golden, booming.
90% Malvasia di Candia, 10% Ortrugo & Trebbiano Toscano
Emilia Bianco IGT
Estate Bottled by Azienda Vit. La Stoppa