2014 Pietrabianca, Tormaresca
White • Puglia • Castel del Monte DOC • Italy • 90% Chardonnay, 10% Fiano
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2014 Pietrabianca, Tormaresca, Puglia, Italy, Castel del Monte DOC
The viticulture in Puglia started thousands of years ago. This tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary territory.
The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non-native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way.
The Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity.
The selection comes from the estates of Minervino Murge (20%) and San Pietro Vernotico (80%).
The grapes are softly pressed and the must that is obtained is cooled down to a temperature of 10°C in order to achieve a natural clarification in 24 hrs. Afterwards, the must is fermented with selected yeasts, in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16°C where it is kept until it is bottled.