MARESE – Bombino Bianco, Castel del Monte DOC

Rivera sets the challenge of making a monovarietal BOMBINO BIANCO which would capture all of those grape’s qualities, instead of blending it with other varieties, as it is customary. The ultra-ripeness of the harvested fruit, evident in the wine’s complex, rich fragrances, finds a lovely counterpoint in the crisp
acidity typical of Bombino Bianco. The Marese is a lively, refreshing wine to be enjoyed young, especially when partnered with “antipasti” and seafood dishes.

MARESE – Bombino Bianco, Castel del Monte DOC

Details

Producer

Rivera

Country

Italy

Region

Apulia

Growing area

Andria; North of Castel del Monte

Farming type

Traditional Ecological

Grapes

Bombino Bianco

Product code

2075008

Color

White

Sparkling

No

Vegan

No

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Vinification

Harvest

Harvest is carried out in the last week of September when the grapes are well ripened.

Fermentation

After soft pressing, fermentation proceeds for 9-10 days at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C in stainless steel vats.

Ageing

The wine remains on the lees in stainless steel vats for 2-3 months to develop more complexity and richness.

Finishing

-

Organoleptic

Colour

Green-yellow.

Bouquet

Crisp, fruity bouquet, with notes of re-net apple.

Palate

Fruit-rich palate, well balanced, with a tangy vein of acidity.

Food pairing and serving

Food

An ideal complement to seafood appetizers, oysters and pastas as well as to fish and poultry.

Serving

Best served at 10-12°C

In their wines the noble spirit of Castel del Monte The noble and intriguing Castel del Monte is the ideal symbol to identify one of the most exceptional wine-growing regions of Apulia, which received its DOC designation in 1971 and DOCG in 2001. The area covers the area north of Bari that descends from “Alta Murgia” towards the Adriatic Sea and splits into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and in soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards. These areas are characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, but tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red wine are grown . Bombino Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico are flanked - mainly through research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulation. The land. Murgia is a karst plateau of ancient origin that forms the backbone of central Apulia. An irregular and banner landscape without borders and interruptions, but with the mysterious Castel del Monte acting as a sentry and representing a definitive benchmark. The area covers the territory north of Bari that slopes down from “Alta Murgia” to the Adriatic Sea, divided into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard-limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards trained to spalliera bassa, or low vertically trained canopies grown between meadows and fields. On the other hand, deep and loose tuff limestone soils between 180 and 300 meters offer an endless array of olive groves and vineyards. In these areas characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, yet tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties are grown, such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red Bombino. Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico, are flanked - specifically for research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulatory.

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