Wine and Products
The “vineyard project” began in 1998 when Duccio decided to replant the vines: today the Pometti estate has 11 hectares of vines in a strategic position under the hot Tuscan sun about 350 metres above sea level. The vines were arranged in plots specially chosen for the composition of the soil, their exposure and the special, dry, windy microclimate where there is no fog or morning mists. The wines are the result of hard work in the vineyards and the use of the latest technology in the winery: they are defined by their intense and varietal aromas, are full-bodied with an impenetrable colour and a complex, elegant and lingering flavour.
The ''Cantina'' Project
The modern winery is divided into two areas: the first where the winemaking process takes place and the second where the wine ages in wooden barrels and is then bottled, stored and left to refine. Every stage in the process takes place at a controlled temperature and the electricity needed is generated by solar panels on the roof. The grapes, which are selected on the vines and picked by hand, are brought to the winery in trays where they undergo further selection on a vibrating table; the stalks are then removed, taking care not to damage the grapes. Fermentation takes place in 8,000-litre truncated cone-shaped vats where the wine is “fulled” using a hydraulic piston: in this stage tradition really does meet with the latest technology. The wine is aged in French puncheons and barriques and then left to refine for a long time in the bottles before it is sold.
The Vegan Wine
The Pometti farm has started production of vegan wine. We have recently produced the SUPERTUSCAN VEGANO, the culmination of our work and commitment to produce a wine with no animal or chemical derivatives, certified worldwide by the Vegan Society. We guarantee our customers and consumers a wine with no animal derivatives, starting from the winemaking process, while still maintaining its outstanding quality.
During wine production, substances can be added to the grapes to assist in the winemaking process. They are later removed because, after they have fulfilled their function, settling on the bottom of the container as they have been removed from the wine.. Theorically, they should not be present in the finished product but there is always the risk of finding remaining traces. The main substances used are “clarifiers”, which are generally of animal origin, in particular egg white, casein and caseinates, bone glue, isinglass, gelatine, so called as they give clarity to the wine and remove impurities.
We guarantee there are no derivatives of animal or chemical origin in our Supertuscan Vegano wine.