Azienda Agricola Sapereta
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Agriturismo Sapereta - Isola d'Elba

Our wines, typical of Elba Island

To produce its own Elba Island wines, the farm has always supported the production techniques that have a low environmental impact, starting with the fact that the landscape in which we work is our first work tool and, as such, must be protected, enhanced and guaranteed. The farm is associated to the Wine road consortium Coast of the Etruscans – Elba Island itinerary and offers wine tourists the opportunity to taste and increase their knowledge on the wines of Elba Island.

From raisined grapes we produce (Raisin Wines):

  • L'Aleatico (Aleatico 100%)
  • Il Moscato (Moscato 100 %)
  • L'Ansonica raising wine (Ansonica 100%)

From white grapes we produce (White Wines):

From red grapes (Red Wines):

Raisin Wines

ALEATICO passito DELL'ELBA D.O.C. wine made with organic grapes

 The most celebrated of all Elba Island wines, and yet specific knowledge on this wine is not what it deserves to be.

The Aleatico is an aromatic vine, which produces a small round berry black grape, that is sweet and perfumed upon early ripening (late August, first week in September).

Only these grapes, after being rigorously selected when picked and raisined for a set time, can produce the best known (and rarest) of all Elba Island wines.

Production zone

These well-exposed vineyards in "Mola", Lo Stipito" and "Pontecchio" are property of the farm. They slope towards the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south-easterly direction. Some rest within the perimeter of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.

Soils

Poor, clayey and gravelly.

Grapes used

Clones of Aleatico selected on the farm. Average production of grape per hectare: 50 tons of grape. Wine yield 30%. Grape cultivation: Spurred cordon and gobelet-trained.

Production technique

The unique characteristic of this wine is that the grapes, which are picked in small open crates with openings also on the bottom (max 9/10 Kg.), are raisined for at least 15/20 dys. on drying racks at a height of 1 metre from the ground.

The raisining process done in the shade produces a series of phenomena: first and foremost the evaporation of the water inside the berry and a concentration of the sugars and all the other substances present.

The fermentation process with maceration varies from 10/15 dys. After the skins are pressed, the fermentation process continues slowly until it stops naturally, exceeding 14% of alcoholic content, leaving an average sugary residue of 100/150 g/L.

Organoleptic characteristics
  • Colour: ruby red, very intense.
  • Frangrance: strong, pleasant and intense, characteristic, strongly aromatic and penetrating.
  • Flavour: initially sweet and generous it leaves room to a persistent note of sour cherry and dry fruit.
  • Alcoholic content: 14% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
  • Recommended glass: small, short-stemmed glasses.
  • Serving suggestions: Classic conversation and meditation wine, even without food. It can be served with the dry confectionary of Elba Island that is not too sweet.
Label

Mesembrianthemum Acinaciforme. Trailing plant of the Mediterranean flora. It blossoms in April with spectacular flowers and a beautiful vibrant lilac colour, which are short-lived.

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MOSCATO passito DELL'ELBA D.O.C.wine made with organic grapes

With the Aleatico it is the most celebrated of all Elba Island wines. They are the two gems of Elban oenology.

The vineyards are quite young due to the fact that until a few years ago the production and sale of this wine, for “bureaucratic problems”, was not all that legal! In fact the name of this vine was excluded from the List of authorised and recommended vines of our province. Hence, until 1990, it could not be cultivated.

Moscato is an aromatic vine, widespread in Italy, which is obtained from a white grape with an average size white berry that is round, sweet and perfumed upon early ripening (late August, first week in September). Only these grapes, rigorously selected when picked and raisined for a certain time, can produce the rarest among the wines of the Elba Island.

Production zone

The grapes are picked in the vineyards around the National Park of the Archipelago. The well-exposed vineyards in "Mola","Gelsarello" and "Pontecchio" are property of the farm. They slope gently to the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south easterly direction.

Soils

Poor, clayey and gravelly.

Grapes used

The precocious nature of the grapes and the normal arid conditions in summer allow the harvest in late August. Obtained from the pure vinification of Moscato grapes, it is a clone that has been suited for centuries to the pedoclimatic conditions of Elba Island and selected on the farm. Average production of grape per hectare: 50 tons of grape. Wine yield 30%. Grape cultivation: Spurred cordon.

Production technique

The unique characteristic of this wine is that the grapes, which are picked in small open crates with openings also on the bottom (max 9/10 Kg.), are raisined for at least 15/20 dys. on drying racks at a height of 1 metre from the ground. The raisining process done in the shade produces a series of phenomena: first and foremost the evaporation of the water inside the berry and a concentration of the sugars and all the other substances present. The raisining process is the most delicate moment of production. The fermentation process with maceration varies from 10/15 dys. After the skins are pressed, the fermentation process continues slowly until it stops naturally, exceeding 13/14% of alcoholic content, leaving a minimum sugary residue of 150/200 g/L.

The grape yield into wine does not exceed 25/30%. It possesses unrivalled traits of fullness and intensity.

Organoleptic characteristics
  • Colour: amber, more or less intense.
  • Fragrance: strong, pleasant and intense, characteristic fragrance of moscato, strongly aromatic and penetrating.
  • Flavour: initially sweet and generous, it leaves room for a lingering note of apricot, white peach and dry fruit.
  • Alcoholic content: 14% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
  • Recommended glass: Small, short-stemmed.
Etichetta

Eringio Marino. Typical Mediterranean species, which is often found along the edges of beaches or on sand dunes, of light blue/green sage colour.

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White Wines

VIGNA TEA BIANCO ELBA D.O.C. - wine made with organic grapes

Production zone

The vineyards are property of the farm and located in a small particularly well-exposed area ("lo Stipito") of the grounds. The vineyards slope towards the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south easterly direction.

Soils

Poor, clayey and gravelly.

Used grapes

Chardonnay, Ansonica and Procanico. Average production of grape per hectare: 70 tns of grape. Wine yield 65%. Grape cultivation: Spurred cordon.

Production techniques

The varieties are vinified separately. The Chardonnay usually ripens around 10th August, the Procanico in mid-September and the Ansonica in late September.

The short cold maceration allows to acquire the intense characteristic hints of the vines.

Following a first decantation, the fermentation process is begun at 15°C. It is kept on its own yeasts until March-April.

Organoleptic characteristics
  • Colour: straw yellow with light golden tinges.
  • Fragrance: delicate but well pronounced.
  • Flavour: dry, clean and stylish, with a refined backdrop of delightfully lingering fruit. It can be kept for up to two years.
  • Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 12°-15°. As an aperitif 10°-12° C.
  • Recommended glass: Large glass, long-stemmed.
Label

"Ladano" local species of plant which is found on the Elban coasts, of the same family of the Cisto. It forms large bushes with white flowers and brown/purple marks.

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LE STIPE ELBA BIANCO D.O.C. - wine made with organic grapes

Production zone

The well-exposed vineyards located in "Lo Stipito" are both property of the farm and rented. They slope towards the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south easterly direction.

Soils

Poor, dry and clayey.

Used grapes

Procanico, Vermentino and Ansonica. The Procanico maintains the delicate fragrances of our land and an unmistakably slightly bitter aftertaste.

The Vermentino adds aromatic quality and elegance, the Ansonica, considerably develops the body and colour.

Average production of grape per hectare: 70 tons of grape. Wine yield 65%. Grape cultivation: Spurred cordon. Planting pattern 2.40 x 1.00. Average yield of a vine: < 2 kg.

Production technique

The varieties are vinified separately. The picked grapes are kept in the cold for a few days in boxes; the short maceration allows to enhance the characteristic fragrances of the vines.

Following a first cold decantation, the fermentation process is begun at 16°C. It is kept on its own yeasts until the bottling stage.

Organoleptic characteristics
  • Colour: straw yellow, with golden tinges.
  • Fragrance: delicate.
  • Flavour: fresh and dry, subtle, but decisive; soft-textured, but lingering, rather zesty with light residue of carbon dioxide. It can keep well for up to 2 years.
  • Alcoholic content: 12,5% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 12°-15°, as an aperitif 10°- 12° c.
  • Recommended glass: Large glass, long-stemmed.
Label
Erica scoparia, (we call it “Scopa" or "Stipa"), local Mediterranean essence, particularly widespread in our area and surrounds the vineyards, from which the location takes its name.

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Red Wines

VIGNA TEA ROSSO ELBA D.O.C. - wine made with organic grapes

Production zone

The well-exposed vineyards located in "Lo Stipito" are the property of the farm. They slope towards the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south easterly direction.

Soils

Poor, clayey and gravelly.

Used grapes

Sangiovese clones selected on the farm (locally known as Sangioveto), and Syrah. Average grape production per hectare: 60 tons of grape. Wine yield 65%. Grape cultivation: Low spurred cordon Planting pattern m. 2.50 x 1.60 in couples: equal to 5,000 vines/hectare. Average yield per vine < 1.5 kg.

Production techniques

The varieties are vinified separately with macerations that vary from 10/12 dys. Following malolactic fermentation they are racked into French oak barriques, where they remain for 10 to 12 months.

Organoleptic characteristics
  • Colour: ruby red, very intense.
  • Fragrance: rich and full, varietal characteristics of the vines are well present.
  • Flavour: generous and balanced with herbaceous notes framed by fine oak.
  • Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 18°-20°, if aged 20°-21°.
  • Recommended glass: Large glass, short-stemmed.
Label

"Cistus Albidus" local species of plant which is commonly found between the spontaneous Mediterranean flora on the coasts of the island. It forms vast marquis with a flower that is reminiscent of the wild rose.

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PONTECCHIO ELBA ROSSO D.O.C. - wine made from organic grapes

Production zone

The well-exposed vineyards located in "Pontecchio and Mola" are property of the farm and rented. They slope towards the lowland and are well-exposed in a south-south westerly direction, towards the margins and, in part, inside the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago.

Soils

Poor, clayey, gravelly.

Used grapes

Average production of grape per hectare: 70 tons of grape. Wine yield 65%. Grape cultivation: Low spurred cordon. Planting pattern m 2.50 x 1.60 in couples: equal to 5,000 vines/hectare. Average yield per vine < 1.5 kg.

Production techniques

Vinification with average macerations from 8 to 10 dys. Following malolactic fermentation it is racked into a cement tank, where it remains for the winter. It is bottled in the spring following the harvest.

Organlopetic characteristics
  • Colour: ruby red, with hints of youth.
  • Fragrance: intense and heady.
  • Flavour: stiff, dry and slightly tannic, slightly aromatic.
  • Alcoholic content: 12,5% vol.
  • Recommended serving temperature: 18°-20°, if aged 20°-21°.
  • Recommended glass: Large glass, short-stemmed.
Label

Characteristic Elban manor house still existing in Pontecchio and property of the Sapere family.

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