“The Incrocio Bruni 54 by Finocchi Viticoltori is named after its ‘creator’: Professor Bruni, the grandfather of Maurizio & Marco. Professor Bruni devoted his body and soul to this vine; born of the illustrious parents Verdicchio & Sauvignon, with their unmistakable aromatic notes and unique in the Marche wine scene.”
Winery: Finocchi Viticoltoria
Wine: Incrocio Bruni 54
Grape variety: Incrocio Bruni 54 (Crossion of Sauvignon & Verdicchio)
Region/region: Staffolo (The Marches)
Type: Dry white wine
Soil: Calcareous, sandy, clayey
Serving temperature: 12-14° C
Lay-up potential: 0-10 years
First, the grapes of the Incrocio Bruni 54 are picked by hand. The vinification then starts with a cold maceration of the grape skins for 2 hours. This is followed by a soft static pressing and cold decantation of the first must. Finally, the fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures with selected yeasts.
The Incrocio Bruni 54 has a straw yellow color with green reflections.
Great aromas rise from the wine, above all citrus such as grapefruit, grapefruit peel and orange. In addition, there are sensations of flowers such as the orange blossom. Finally, the typical salty hint of the Verdicchio grape returns, completing the aromatic sensations.
The Incrocio Bruni 54 has a soft attack. This is followed by an important balanced acidity that gives this wine its minerality. Especially the citrus and savory notes linger in the mouth for a long time after drinking this wine.
This wine is especially good to combine with starters and fish dishes. But it is also good to drink with white meat or as an aperitif. Finally, it is delicious with vegetables and pizza, for example.
“Incrocio. Sounds exotic but means nothing but crossing. And not from two highways, but in this case from two grapes. Result of some experiments in the 1930s. Place of performance: The Italian Ministry of Agriculture. There, Professor Bruni believed that crossing sauvignon blanc and verdicchio could lead to interesting whites.
And damn it; it worked. Dried green apples and mandarin, fresh spice, see-through lime, fine grapefruit bitters and a breath of saltiness. Have another drink, but then watch out when crossing the road.”