Wonderfully layered, this wine gives plenty to take in! Perfumed to start, lush tropical fruits but notes of honey and a little nuttiness that’s still as fresh as a spring day.
Salento, Puglia, Italy.
Sampietrana is a relatively small cooperative based in the village of San Pietro Vernotico. It was set up in the 1950s and is one of the few to still remain from that era. Whilst many of those once huge wineries lay in ruins, Sampietrana continued to adapt and evole to create quality wines without putting pressure on their members. The currently have 50 members who have around 190 of hectares of vineyard covering the neighbouring appellations of Brindisi, Squinzano and Salice Salentino.
Sampietrana has a single hectare planted to the variety, it is on deep clays which have a high proportion of chalk with a modern spur cordon training is utilised. The vineyard was planted in 2010 and the yield is ninety hectolitres per hectare, however only the first part of the pressing is used and from every hundred kilos of grapes they are getting sixty five litres of wine.
The harvest is towards the end of August and grapes are picked by hand in the early light, transported directly to the winery for a gentle pressing and temperature controlled fermentation in steel tanks.
Beautifully floral, fresh as a winters’ breeze with lime, kiwi and passion fruit flavours, intense with a hint of wild honey, almond and orange blossom.
Perfect with richer, heavier seafood dishes, poultry or summer salads.