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Salcheto Salco Evoluzione Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2006

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"Every year, Salcheto has a new label designed for the "Salco Evoluzione". For the 2006 bottling, it features a graphic interpretation of the QR code for this bottle, created by the famous Italian designer, Enzo Ragazzini." Award for Sustainable Viticulture Winner, Gambero Rosso Guide, 2014 "There should be a synergy between the earth and all growing things, man included. At Salcheto they try to respect this relationship on a daily basis, as they attempt to maintain a balance with nature through sustainable farming and winemaking practices. These include non-invasive organic and biodynamic growing methods, as well as systematic energy and water conservation. Ultimately, the goal is to work in an environmentally responsible manner to create the greatest expression of quality and authenticity in their wines. With this in mind, Salcheto hopes to bring romance and passion to the science of fine winemaking, blending time-honored tradition with modern technology. It is a life challenge that they take very seriously, or at least as seriously as young, passionate winemakers can. Salco, (their most important vineyard and label designate) means willow tree in the ancient Tuscan dialect. Salcheto is the name of a stream that runs through the property where willows once grew in abundance. They have just begun to replant willow trees on the estate in areas not suitable for viticulture. Eventually Salcheto will use the wood for heating, with the goal of creating a sustainable green system at the winery that is 100-percent energy independent. The 2009-vintage bottlings at Salcheto are the first bottles to appear in the market for which all the associated carbon dioxide emissions from their manufacture through the distribution process will have been calculated. Salcheto has obtained the CSQA certification no. 24378, the first in which a carbon footprint of a bottle of wine was created according to ISO 14064 standards (i.e. the inventory of Green House Gas emissions). The analysis, a true trailblazer for the industry, has produced an index of 2.02 kg CO2 equivalent per 750ml bottle, including not only the work in the vineyard and winery, but also the emissions from obtaining raw materials (glass in particular) and transportation to the final consumer. This is a milestone of great importance for the wine world as the analysis of the environmental impact, measured in terms of CO2 emissions, is an essential tool to improve the ability to communicate it in a clear, transparent and certifiable manner to the consumer through a simple numerical index. At Salcheto, the path to reduce emissions is already underway and travels hand in hand with quality production of the wines. Starting with the 2011 harvest, in fact, Salcheto will rely on full energy independence, becoming, probably, the first “Off Grid” winery, in the sense of being completely disconnected from traditional power-distribution networks. This result has been achieved by combining, in an integrated way, water recycling and independence, energy savings, and renewable energy sources present in the countryside, not only Solar Photovoltaic but also geothermal and biomasses systems." - Distributor's Notes

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Azienda Agricola Salcheto:
Salcheto's program of renewal is oriented in two principal directions. The first involves the winery, which will be expanded in keeping with experimental models tested, in recent years, and the second concerns the vineyards whose potential is growing slowly but ceaselessly and to which a further three hectares have been added between 2004-2005. The principal idea is to continue the enthusia... Read more
Salcheto's program of renewal is oriented in two principal directions. The first involves the winery, which will be expanded in keeping with experimental models tested, in recent years, and the second concerns the vineyards whose potential is growing slowly but ceaselessly and to which a further three hectares have been added between 2004-2005. The principal idea is to continue the enthusiasm and the spirit of craftsmanship that characterized Salcheto's early years by exploiting technology that in the next few vintages will represent an important added value in terms of quality and the maximization of previous experience. “That's technology understood in the widest sense,” Manelli said “In fact the work of recent years may have demonstrated the predominant value of the quality of the raw materials in respect to technological approaches but critical aspects of the process of improving results have been identified so that the products' characteristics can be exalted. ” There have been no changes from the standpoint of production philosophy. Quality remains the primary objective and it is achieved through the interpretation of the terroir and the use of the native variety par excellence, Sangiovese, and of moderate and monitored use of wood . The new winery (work for which will effectively begin in 2005) will be completely under ground and linked with the existing cellar. Laid out on four levels and exploiting the varied levels of the terrain, the cellar will permit vinification of Vino Nobile and del Salco in a room fitted out with wooden temperature-controlled vats in which the grapes collected in baskets and selected are placed. The Rosso and Chianti will continue to be vinified in stainless steel tanks but at a higher level in the winery to permit a soft racking and guarantee the quality of the first pressing. At a lower level, there are various types of barriques and tonneaux of French oak that are used for the Vino Nobile and Salco (whether in the post-fermentation stage or in the conclusion of the aging phase). There are also small barrels of American oak to round out the range of aromas of the Chianti Colli Senesi. The offices, tasting room and historic cellars of the estate, where wines beginning with the 1990 vintage are laid down, will continue to occupy rooms in the original winery. Read less

"Every year, Salcheto has a new label designed for the "Salco Evoluzione". For the 2006 bottling, it features a graphic interpretation of the QR code for this bottle, created by the famous Italian designer, Enzo Ragazzini." Award for Sustainable Viticulture Winner, Gambero Rosso Guide, 2014 "There should be a synergy between the earth and all growing things, man included. At Salcheto they try to respect this relationship on a daily basis, as they attempt to maintain a balance with nature through sustainable farming and winemaking practices. These include non-invasive organic and biodynamic growing methods, as well as systematic energy and water conservation. Ultimately, the goal is to work in an environmentally responsible manner to create the greatest expression of quality and authenticity in their wines. With this in mind, Salcheto hopes to bring romance and passion to the science of fine winemaking, blending time-honored tradition with modern technology. It is a life challenge that they take very seriously, or at least as seriously as young, passionate winemakers can. Salco, (their most important vineyard and label designate) means willow tree in the ancient Tuscan dialect. Salcheto is the name of a stream that runs through the property where willows once grew in abundance. They have just begun to replant willow trees on the estate in areas not suitable for viticulture. Eventually Salcheto will use the wood for heating, with the goal of creating a sustainable green system at the winery that is 100-percent energy independent. The 2009-vintage bottlings at Salcheto are the first bottles to appear in the market for which all the associated carbon dioxide emissions from their manufacture through the distribution process will have been calculated. Salcheto has obtained the CSQA certification no. 24378, the first in which a carbon footprint of a bottle of wine was created according to ISO 14064 standards (i.e. the inventory of Green House Gas emissions). The analysis, a true trailblazer for the industry, has produced an index of 2.02 kg CO2 equivalent per 750ml bottle, including not only the work in the vineyard and winery, but also the emissions from obtaining raw materials (glass in particular) and transportation to the final consumer. This is a milestone of great importance for the wine world as the analysis of the environmental impact, measured in terms of CO2 emissions, is an essential tool to improve the ability to communicate it in a clear, transparent and certifiable manner to the consumer through a simple numerical index. At Salcheto, the path to reduce emissions is already underway and travels hand in hand with quality production of the wines. Starting with the 2011 harvest, in fact, Salcheto will rely on full energy independence, becoming, probably, the first “Off Grid” winery, in the sense of being completely disconnected from traditional power-distribution networks. This result has been achieved by combining, in an integrated way, water recycling and independence, energy savings, and renewable energy sources present in the countryside, not only Solar Photovoltaic but also geothermal and biomasses systems." - Distributor's Notes

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