Marese Castel del Monte DOC Rivera sets the challenge of making a monovarietal Bombino Bianco which would capture all of those grape’s qualities, instead of blending it with other varieties, as it is customary. The ultra-ripeness of the harvested fruit, evident in the wine’s complex, rich fragrances, finds a lovely counterpoint in the crisp acidity typical of Bombino Bianco. Our Marese is a lively, refreshing wine to be enjoyed young, especially when partnered with “antipasti” and seafood dishes.
VARIETIES: 100% Bombino Bianco
WINE MAKING: Harvest is carried out in the last week of September when the grapes are well ripen. After soft pressing, fermentation proceeds for 9-10 days at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C in stainless steel vats.
AGEING: The wine remains on the lees in stainless steel vats for 2-3 months to
develop more com-plexity and richness. It is then ready for release after 1-2
months in bottle.
ANALYTICAL DATA: Alcohol: 12,50%, Total acidity: 5.85 g/l, pH: 3.30, Residual sugar: 2,50 g/l, Total S02: 85 mg/l.
PRODUCTION AREA: Territory of Andria in the northern part of Castel del Monte D.O.C. area.
VINEYARDS: Planted on deep calcareous soils at an altitude of 180-200 metres, the vines are trained to the spurred cordon system at 4,800 vines per hectare. Yield is kept as low as 110 q/ha.
TASTING NOTES: Green-tinged straw yellow; crisp, fruity bouquet, with notes of re-net apple; fruit-rich palate, well balanced, with a tangy vein of acidity.
RECOMMENDED WITH: An ideal complement to seafood appetizers and pastas as well as to fish and poultry.