Vine variety: 80% Chardonnay, 10% Bombino, 10% Minutolo.
Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 150 meters above sea level.
Soil: Mixed, tending towards calcareous.
Farming type: Guyot.
Grape harvest: End of August.
Vinification: A wine made from gently pressed whole grapes, using only the first-pressed must (55%) which afterwards ferments at low temperatures. The resulting wine is further processed in a pressurised tank using the “Charmat” method. After the second fermentation it remains in the pressurised tank on its own yeasts for about a month.
Ageing: In bottles at controlled temperatures.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow colour with unmistakeable green reflections; a fine persistent perlage; intense and pleasing nose with a particularly fruity fragrance of white peach, floral notes of elder-flower, and herbal hints of sage; fresh and vivacious on the palate, rounded and well balanced, with a strong personality.
Best served with: Excellent as an aperitif, with starters and first courses with fish.
Serving temperature: 6-8 °C.