White wine with a straw yellow colour with green dazzles; at nose got elegant smells of white peach, key lime, bergamot, mimosa, wild flowers and wild fennel; at the palate it results full, rich and satisfying, enhanced by beautiful freshness and a sapid character, long persistant conclusion, with hints of pineapple and aromatic herbs.
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Bianco d'Alessano - Polvanera - IGP Puglia Bianco di Alessano - ORGANIC
VARIETY: 100% Bianco d’Alessano
AREA: vineyard Macchia di Gatto, Casamassima (Bari, Apulia, Italy)
TYPE OF SOIL: red ferrous soil, with underlying limestone layer
GROWING METHOD: spur pruned cordon
PLANTS PER HECTARE: 4 300
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE: 80 HL
GRAPE GATHERING: mechanical harvest during the first week of September
MACERATION: soft pressing and brief maceration for 2/3 hours in the press
FERMENTATION: 20 days in stainless steel tanks at 13°C
AGING: 3 months in stainless steel tanks and 2 months in the bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5% vol.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 GR/LT
SIGHT: straw yellow with green dazzles
NOSE: elegant smells of white peach, key lime, bergamot, mimosa, wild flowers and wild fennel
PALATE: full, rich and satisfying, enhanced by beautiful freshness and a sapid character. Long lasting conclusion, with hints of pineapple and aromatic herbs
Cantine Polvanera, Gioia del Colle, Bari, Puglia, Italia.
A long family tradition characterizes the history of Polvanera, founded in 2002 through the determination of its owner and oenologist Filippo Cassano. He has always been well aware of the potential of his territory and its typical grapes.
Thanks to his father’s skills in viticulture and his own traning at “Basile Caramia” School of Agriculture in Locorotondo, Filippo decided to bet on pure vinification, a process that enhances the peculiar characteristics of both vines and terroir.
Located between Acquaviva delle Fonti and Gioia del Colle, Polvanera is surrounded by a singular countryside, with typical dry stone walls, downy oaks and vineyards.
The cellar itself is uncommon: excavated into 8 meters of limestone rock, this charming structure allows the ageing of wines at a constant temperature. The annexed building is a 1820 manor in which tourists and guests are welcomed to taste wines.
Polvanera is placed next to a famous touristic area of Apulia, 30 minutes far from Itria Valley and Matera.
The harvest of grapes takes place during the first ten days of September. Latest equipments for pressing and vinification contribute to the BIO selection offered by Polvanera.
Thanks to his worthy co-workers and the fundamental backing of his family, Filippo Cassano holds on his ambitious project of promoting and enhancing the quality of Primitivo and other autochthonous vines.
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