Verdeca is a refreshing, dry grape variety primarily grown in Colli Piacentini, region of Emilia-Romagna, and Puglia, where it is believed that the grape may have originated. For decades, Verdeca was used to produce Vermouth but the decreasing global interest in Vermouth has consequently led to less Verdeca plantings. However in Puglia, Verdeca is still grown in small quantities and its richness of aromatics (white flowers, crisp green apple and a hint of honey) makes it a wine that is full flavoured, with a creamy texture and a fresh and mineral finish.Salento I.G.T. Verdeca
Grape variety: Verdeca 100%
Vineyard age: 15-20 years
Farming systems: espalier
Harvest time: end of September
Average yield per hectare: 110 quintals (11. 000 kilograms)
Winemaking: in white with thermo - controlling fermentation at 15° C (59° F)
Ageing of wine: in steel vats
Alcohol: 12,5% Vol.
Color: straw-yellow, crystalline
Perfume: at nose it shows surprising notes of white flowers mixed with citrus and fruity hints, such as pear and pineapple.
Flavour: dry, enveloping and at the same time fresh, sapid and pleasantly mineral.
Serving temperature: 8° - 10° C (46°- 50° F)
A balanced and well-structured wine with a fragrant, intense bouquet with notes of jasmine and magnolia. It is fresh, zesty and harmonious on the palate, very well-balanced and has a good, persistent aroma.