This is a unique wine because it is very rare to find Tuscan white wines made with Traminer grapes. The white wine “Sanchimento” is an organic wine obtained from a great harvest and a small addition of orange. It is produced with grapes from a small vineyard around the chapel of the estate. Its name comes in fact from the patron saint of the small church, Pope Clement I martyr in 97 AD in Sebastopol. San Chimento is in fact the medieval name given to the same Saint and still today used by the local population.
The small Sanchimento vineyard was planted in 1989 with Traminer grapes on the north side of the hill that goes up behind the chapel at Fattoria del Colle 404 m above sea level. The soil is deep with mostly clay and quaternion deposits.
This small organic Supertuscan, where nature and creativity combine with amazing results, is a white with more complex aromas and a fresh taste but thicker, because after the picking of grapes by hand, part of it was in fact vinified with the skins in the typical orange system. In the end, this wine has been added to the rest, vinified traditionally.
So Sanchimento is a “family wine” obtained through grapes grown on the farm, picked by hand, vinified in a state-of-the-art manner and bottled in a limited production of 2,300 bottles.