TERRITORY: The Salento region is identified by three climatic elements: the sun, the architect that creates generous degrees of sugar, the sea, responsible for the minerality of the wines, and the wind that makes this area naturally free of disease and particularly suitable for the production of “natural” wines. Characterized by extensive flat areas and modest hilly reliefs, the Salento region is geologically constituted by a calcareous structure of medium texture.
VARIETY INFORMATION: Verdeca is a white grape variety native to Puglia, its greenish shade is suggested in its name. An elegant variety with great vigour.
AROMAS: Fruity and floral with hints of green apple, white flowers and elderberry.
PALATE: Fruity and citrusy with elegant aromatic notes, a marked minerality and sapidity.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressed to preserve the fruity and floral taste. After an early harvest of about 15 days and a 50% soft pressing, this is followed by about three weeks of slow fermentation at a low temperature. Then frothy juice is put directly into the autoclave without leaving the wine on the lees, this is followed by cold bottling.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8° C
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Salento – Apulia
VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 150 m s.l.m.
SOIL TYPOLOGY: Calcareous-clayey soil
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spalliera
STRAIN DENSITY: 5000/ha
OUTPUT PER HECTARE: 80 q/ha
GRAPE YIELD IN WINE: 65%
AVERAGE AGE OF VINE: 30 years old
HARVEST: In early September.
FERMENTATION: Stainless steel.
ACIDITY: 6.5 g/l