Appearance: Deep straw-yellow.
Bouquet: Aromas of apple, peach, melon, and honey.
Palate: Fruity, aromatic, and showing a judicious acidity.
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Wine maker notes
A distinctive cru wine produced from the grapes of a single vineyard, located in an ecologically pristine area on the border of the Bosco Difesa Grande, Puglia’s most important ”green lung.” It was planted in 1991 at an elevation of 600 metres with the specific goal of producing grapes of exceptional quality. The vines are planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare and trained to the Guyot system; the plant material came from a 10-year project of clonal selection, in collaboration with the University of Crop Science of Basilicata. The soils are Bordeaux type, with abundant pebble and gravel, and the location enjoys wide day-night thermal ranges and excellent ventilation.
Grapes: Greco mascolino, greco, malvasia.
Denomination: Gravina - White DOP.
Growing area: Difesa Grande, Gravina in Puglia area.
Vineyard: Vigna del Bosco.
Soils: Chalky, Bordeaux-style pebbly subsoil
Year planted: 1991.
Elevation: 600 metres
Training system: Vertical
Pruning system: Guyot.
Vineyard density per hectare: 5,000 vines.
Crop yield per hectare: 50 q..
Harvest period: End of September-early October.
Fermentation: In stainless steel at 16°-18°C.
Fermentation length: 15 days.
Malolactic fermentation: None.
Maturation: 4-5 months in stainless steel on the lees, then 4 months in bottle.
Alcohol: 13% Vol.
Analytical data : Acidity 5.90 g/l - pH 3.48.
Oysters, raw fish and shellfish, spicy soups, Asian cuisine, light meats.
Brothers Beniamino and Alberto, working together with a team of viticulturalists and oenologists, have created a modern winery highly respected throughout the world for the high quality of its wines and for its commitment to developing the full potential of local native grape varieties. The preservation of the ancient grapes, and careful utilisation of innovative winemaking practices, have turned Botromagno into a model winery, striving not only for the highest quality wine but respectful as well of its local environment and dedicated to the protection of the health of those who drink its wines.The history of our winery must be considered within the larger context of a unique area, known, for very good reason, as “The Other Puglia.”
Here the grapevine cultivation goes back 2,500 years.Frederick II of Swabia made this area his residence, calling it a “garden of delights,” and he contributed substantially to the development of local viticulture.
Against this rich cultural background, the D’Agostino family decided, in 1991, to re-launch the venerable Cantina Sociale, utilising expertise acquired in other fields, and fashioned it into a modern winemaking operation with ancient roots.