Produttori Di Manduria, Zin, Puglia, Italy, 2018
As well as making high quality examples of Puglia's most famous vinous export, the co-operative is well versed in producing fascinating whites from Fiano and Verdeca. But it is with the poetically titled Elegia that the extraordinary levels of quality come to light. Made from old bush vines up to 50 years old it creates a wine of intense dark berry fruit with wonderful balsamic end notes and excellent balance.
Picked from 20 year old espalier trained vines in mid September, the vines yield around 90 quintals per hectare.
Temperature controlled fermentation at 18° C and aged in stainless steel vats.
No oak treatment.
Straw yellow with slight green notes. Intense and complex sweet apple and pear perfume with some soft orange flora. Dry, well structured and a palate that reflects the delicious aroma.
Fish and shellfish, it also goes well with chicken, pork and veal.