Masseria Li Veli Verdeca Askos 2019

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Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of ripe yellow peach, golden apple, melon, pineapple and mango followed by white blossom. On the palate it is well balanced with tangy acidity, medium-plus flavor intensity of Meyer lemon, mango, juicy peach, pineapple, jasmine, salty minerals, and a very pleasant slightly bitter taste of white tea lingering in the finish will remind you of the perfect summer vacation in a bottle.


In 1999, the Falvo family acquired a 128-acre run down property (formerly a working winery) located in the sunny and fertile Salento region on the southeastern peninsula or heelof Italy;  armed with high ambitions and over 40 years of experience in the wine industry in Tuscany, they set out to rejuvenate the vineyards and cellar.

Situated between the Ionic and Adriatic Seas, Salento offers a maritime climate with moderating sea breezes in addition to permeable karsticsoils that lend roots access to underground water sources even during the driest of summers. The propertys 33 hectares under vine are cultivated in the ancient albarelloor bush-trained method, allowing the vines optimal sun and wind exposure yet providing an umbrella of vegetation to protect the berries from too much sun.

Certified organic since 2005, the vineyards are planted to the regions principal native varietals including Verdeca and Minutolo for the whites and Negroamaro, Primitvo, Susumaniello, Aleatico and Malvasia Nera for the reds. Youve probably never heard of some of these ancient varietals, yet the Falvo family is passionate about saving them from extinction; they even highlight single-varietal expressions of these obscure grapes in a line of wines known as Askos, meaning wine jarin Greek.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Charcuterie, Cheese, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Green Salads, Hors d'oeuvres, Indian Food, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Sushi, Tapas, Thai or Vietnamese, Vegetables

Grape Varietal:
100% Verdeca
$21.00 each