Country: Italy Region: Campania Vintage: 2015
Category: White Wine Color: White
"Vesevo is situated in the Irpinian hills of Campania. Known as the 'Switzerland of the South', this is now one of Italy's most exciting wine producing areas. The vineyards are situated at between 450-700 metres above sea level and are subject to a constant cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. Over the centuries, this same breeze has blown volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius inland, to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character.
The flavours obtained in the vineyard are then preserved in the winery by Manuel Barbone. The Aglianico is from the warmer area of Benevento and is a fine and affordable example of one of Italy's greatest grapes. The Taurasi is in a class of its own, as demonstrated by the awards that it has won in recent years.
As well as the high quality of the reds, the whites are standout wines from this producer. The Greco di Tufo is scented yet dry, with a lovely texture and a panoply of subtle flavours filling the glass. The Fiano is similarly impressive, if more restrained, while the Falanghina, from old vines, is the most immediate of the three. The white wines are fermented at New Zealand temperatures (13-14°C), resulting in much purer flavours being captured, and are definitive examples of their varieties."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Eggs or Derived Products Label
Winemaker: Filippo Baccalaro
The vineyards are situated 450-550 metres above sea level, and are always subject to a cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over the centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. Indeed, the name Vesevo is the old name for Vesuvius. Despite being so far south, this is one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.
The flavours obtained in the vineyard are then preserved in the winery. The must is chilled immediately and fermented at 13-14°C rather than the higher fermentation temperatures (18-20°C) prevalent in Italy. The wine remains in stainless steel tank until bottling, sees no oak and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. This results in much purer flavours being captured in the wine.
Lemon-gold in colour with an intense, aromatic perfume of ripe pears with a honeyed, almond note. On the palate, this wine has stone fruit flavours of yellow peaches, a crisp, mineral character, a mouth-filling body and good length on the finish.
Food Suggestion: Pairs well with fresh tomatoes and other foods commonly served as appetisers: olives, fresh mozzarella or seafood.
Closure: DIAM Cork ABV: 13% Acidity [g/l]: 6.14