2014 Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Greco-Fiano
Vigneti del Vulture (a former co-operative winery, located within the region of Basilicata, in Italy's deep south) has been owned by the Farnese group for five years and young winemaker Dennis Verdicchia now works alongside group consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini to produce a range of wines that are designed to offer a good sense of regional identity, at a reasonable price.
Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Greco-Piano Basilicata is pale lemon in color and light bodied, the nose offers abouquet of apricot and nectarine blossoms, lemon zest and sweet spice notes. The palate reveals lemon, fruit salad, hints of pith and a marked minerality that is clean, refreshing, and perfectly balanced. 60% Greco & 40% Fiano from 25 to 30 year old vines grown on volcanic soil rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff. The grapes are harvested by hand when perfectly ripe and is followed by cold maceration for 48 hours. The musts are decanted cold and are then allowed to ferment. The wine is aged in stainless steel and bottle to preserve freshness
60% Greco 40% Fiano
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