Isottèo

SPUMANTE BRUT VERDECA I.G.P. PUGLIA

It represents at best the characteristics of pure Verdeca, distinguished by its inebriant fruitiness combined with bubbles, a pleasant companion suited for all courses. It is named after “Isotteo”, a work by Gabriele D’Annunzio that celebrates classicism in modern times and includes the poem “Il dolce grappolo” (“The sweet bunch”).

Characteristics

Grape variety: Verdeca 100%
Alcohol content: 11,5%
Production area: Valle d’Itria, Puglia – Italy
Soil characteristics: chalky and clayey hills
Training system: espalier
Yield per plant: 1 kg approx
Planting year: 2000
Harvest: shandpicking and selection of the bunches, in the second half of September
Vinification: destemming and soft pressing, in white, at controlled temperature, and with natural fermentation in autoclave with long Charmat method
Ageing: in the bottle for a few months
Annual production: about 10,000 bottles
Serving temperature: 8 ° C

Tasting Notes

Colour: : clear and bright green with fine, regular, and persistent bubbles
Bouquet:fine and delicate, fruity with notes of yellow stone fruits, white flowers, thyme, and citrus fruits
Palate: excellent aperitif, it perfectly pairs seafood, shellfish, tubettino pasta with mussels and beans, and “frise” (typical Apulian bread) with tomatoe
Food pairings: spaghetti pasta with mussels, calamari and pistachio pesto, swordfish carpaccio with green and pink peppercorns, tuna tataki with finely diced cucumbers, aubergine polpetti
Cellaring: to drink when still  young

 
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