Obvius Bianco 2018
Region: Toscana

Tasting Notes

Light straw yellow colour in the glass. Delicate aromas of white fruits and mineral. The taste is fresh, juicy and very fruity, but also very drinkable.

Trebbiano is an Italian wine grape, one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world. It gives good yields, but tends to yield undistinguished wine. It can be fresh and fruity, but does not keep long. Also known as Ugni Blanc, it has many other names reflecting a family of local subtypes, particularly in Italy and France. Vermentino is a white-wine grape grown in various locations around the western Mediterranean including northwestern Italy, southern France and the neighbouring islands of Corsica and Sardinia. It goes by various names, among them Pigato in Liguria, Favorita in Piedmont and Rolle in Provence, although there is long-standing disagreement over which of these are synonyms of Vermentino and which are distinct varieties in their own right. Whatever the truth, Vermentino wines, Pigato wines, Favorita wines and Rolle wines have a lot in common, most obviously their refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and a whiff of saline minerality.

Toscana IGT is the most —and the most commonly used—of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short, Tuscany. Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces (Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena). In 1992, the Italian government introduced a new wine classification category: Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT). This successfully introduced a mid-ground between the highly regulated DOCG and DOC classifications and the lowly, unregulated Vino di Tavola. IGT wines are created with the bare minimum of restrictions required to ensure quality wine production: they bear a vintage statement and producer name; they must be made from at least 85% of the grape variety; and the region of origin must be stated on the label.

Trebbiano from the Poggio Piglia estate, blended with some Vermentino, made in collaboration with the biodynamic estate Incontri from Suvereto.

Spontaneous fermentation from native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and then matured for four months, 70% in steel and 30% in wood. It is left unfiltered with no added sulphites. There has been no manipulation or additions to the wine. It is 100% natural, “just the grapes”.

Wine Type: White

Variety: 75% Trebbiano, 25% Vermentino

Classification: IGT

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: Toscana

Gradient: 500 masl

Soil: Sandy clay

Farming Practices: Biodynamic farming practices

Residual Sugar: 1.05 g/l

Alcohol: 13

Malolactic: N/A

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: 5.7 g/l (PH 3.3)

Other Practices: Sustainable, Biodynamic, Natural, Certified Organic