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: A blending of two grape varieties of international importance.
The Chardonnay grape, cultivated in all weather conditions and in every territory, on clayey-calcareous soils and in temperate, warm and windy climates, ensures great results thanks to its excellent ability to adapt. The Sauvignon Bianco, whose name derives from the words “wild plant”, prefers dry soils, rich in nutrients. It shows good wind tolerance and adapts very well to the Salento climate.
AROMAS: Elegant aromas, light herbaceous and fresh fruit scents.
PALATE: Dry, soft, medium-bodied. It has a round taste, pleasant acidity, a fruity and almond finish, with good persistence.
VINIFICATION: After careful selection of the berries, soft pressing and static racking is employed, the fermentation process for Sauvignon Bianco takes place in small acacia barriques, the fermenting mass is frequently stirred. The Chardonnay is fermented in steel tanks; both varietals are kept at a controlled temperature.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Salento – Apulia
VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 100 m s.l.m.
SOIL TYPOLOGY: Calcareous-clayey soil
TRAINING SYSTEM: Pugliese Sapling
STRAIN DENSITY: 4000/ha
OUTPUT PER HECTARE: 60 q/ha
GRAPE YIELD IN WINE: 60%
AVERAGE AGE OF VINE: 40 years old
HARVEST: Manually harvested at the end of August.
FERMENTATION: In steel and acacia barriques.
ACIDITY: 6 g/l