San Torpè DOC | White (and occasionally pink) wine from Pisa province and part of Livorno province in Tuscany. The wine was formerly known as Bianco Pisano di San Torpè DOC or Bianco di San Torpè DOC.
Production zone | The production area includes the entire administrative territory of the following communes: Casciana Terme, Capannoli, Chianni, Crespina, Lari, Palaia, Ponsacco and Terricciola, as well as part of the administrative territory of the following communes: Cascina Fauglia, Lajatico, Lorenzana, Montopoli Valdarno, Peccioli Pontedera, Santa Luce and San Miniato in the province of Pisa and the municipality of Collesalvetti in the province of Livorno.
Climate | Regarding the general climate profile, there are no substantial differences with respect to the data of Central Tuscany, if not a greater mitigation from the influence of the Tyrrhenian coast especially in the more western municipalities. Temperatures fluctuate around 15 degrees, with an average in the winter period of + 6 °, and in the summer period of + 24 °: The average total annual rainfall does not exceed 780 mm, with rainfall concentrated in the autumn / winter months (about 60% of rainfall) and the remainder in spring / summer (about 30% in spring and 10% in summer). Temperatures are never particularly hostile, but in springtime they favor, with their mildness, a balanced vegetative development, excellent flowering and fruit set. Summer temperatures and insolation always guarantee excellent ripeness and the achievement of optimal ripening rates for all cultivated vine cultivars. Spring frosts and prolonged droughts are rare.
Terrain | Morphologically the area is marked by gentle hills, from peaks of 400m with an average altitude of 250m.
Geology | Very heterogeneous geology, with prevalence of calcareous and clay and schist formations. The soils are mostly of clay-loam and Franco-loam texture, derived from the limestone formations and their depth is generally medium.
Soils originating from sands and clays of the Pliocene are also found which is typical of central and hilly Tuscany. The texture shows granulometry fractions with a medium mixture of medium-textured sand and a medium clayey mixture. The soil reaction is essentially sub-alkaline, with the presence of neutral pH and to a lesser extent alkaline. The presence of organic substance is generally below the average as the total nitrogen supply. On the other hand, the amount of phosphorus that can be assimilated and sometimes very high is good. The water capacity of soils in general is high, so irrigation is used only in rare cases, and in any case always as a rescue operation.
San Torpè Bianco | 50-100% Trebbiano toscano, 0-50% other white grapes permitted in Tuscany.
San Torpè Rosato | 50-100% Sangiovese. 0-20% white grapes. 0-50% red grapes authorised in Tuscany.
San Torpè Chardonnay | 85-100% Chardonnay. 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.
San Torpè Sauvignon | 85-100% Sauvignon Blanc. 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.
San Torpè Trebbiano | 85-100% Trebbiano. 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.
San Torpè Vermentino | 85-100% Vermentino. 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.
San Torpè Vin Santo | 50-100% Trebbiano toscano and Malvasia bianca lunga. 0-50% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.
No certification | Badia di Morrona.