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Category: Fiano IGT (Typical Geographical Indication) Salento
Grapes: Fiano 100% Selected grapes cultivated at our Maìme estate in San Pietro Vernotico (Province of Brindisi), was a positive vintage for the grapes with a long growing season and a slow and gradual ripening of the crop. The high peak temperatures of the preceding vintages were notably absent, and temperatures, wind, and humidity were all quite favorable.
In terms of the size of the crop, it was more substantial due to the positive climate of the entire year: abundant rainfall during the winter and normal and regular temperatures during the spring and summer.
Useful temperature swings from daytime heat to evening and nighttime coolness, along with the established practice of picking the grapes for the white and rosé wines only during the early – and cooler - hours of the day, assisted in achieving grapes of excellent quality with a sustained and refreshing acidity. The harvest of the white grapes at the Maìme estate began approximately a week later than in other recent vintages. The Fiano grapes were picked between September 5th and 10th.
Production: The grapes were picked when the achieved full aromatic ripeness and were immediately pressed in the cellars. During this soft pressing there was a brief, two hour period of skin contact after which the must was chilled to a temperature of 60° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to favor a natural static settling of the impurities. The clean must was then fermented, using selected yeasts, in temperature-controlled stainless tanks at a temperature of 61° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade).
The fermented wine was then given a brief period of lees contact (approximately three months) and an additional three month period of bottle aging before commercial release.
Alcohol: 12 % vol.
Color: bright straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Aroma: delicate and elegant notes of lemon, white peach, roses, and sage.
Flavour: fresh, intense, savory, and mineral with excellent length and persistence.
Serving Temperature: 50-54° F (10-12 °C)
|Grape varieties||Fiano 100%|
|Harvest||The grapes were picked when the achieved full aromatic ripeness and were immediately pressed in the cellars|
|Winemaking||The clean must was then fermented, using selected yeasts, in temperature-controlled stainless tanks at a temperature of 61° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade).|
|Ageing||The fermented wine was then given a brief period of lees contact (approximately three months) and an additional three month period of bottle aging before commercial release.|
|Colour||Bright straw yellow with greenish highlights.|
|Alcohol||12 % vol.|