Masseria Li Veli Fiano Torremossa 2021

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Tasting Notes

Medium bodied or slightly more, with notes of apricot, yellow plum, peach and lemon oil, as well as light floral notes. This is slightly rounded in texture with enough acidity to stay fresh.

WINE INFORMATION

This estate was founded in the late 19th by the Marquis Antonio de Viti de Marco, a noted economist and university professor. His goal was to create a model of viticulture and enology for the whole of Puglia, indeed for the entire south. Successful at first, over the years the dream died. It was revived in 1999, when the Falvo family, who had made wine in Tuscany for over 40 years, bought the property. They were joined by a group of investors guided by the famed Tuscan winery Avignonesi. They restored the buildings and 33 hectares of densely planted bush vines of native grapes. The project proceeded in a series of steps until 2008, when the entire estate became the property of brothers Edoardo and Alfredo Falvo, who are the current managers.

Soils at LiVeli are karst-based, reddish and sandy, with substantial underground water reservoirs replenished by winter rains. Winters in Puglia are mild; summers are hot and dry.

Fiano is an old variety originating in Campania, mentioned as early as 1240. DNA profiling has shown that the Puglian version (Fiano Aromatica) is distinct from the Campania one (Fiano di Avellino), and it has been suggested that the former be renamed Minutolo, a change that is gaining some traction. The grape is vigorous, though subject to mildew during flowering; it is a mid-ripening variety.

Grapes for this wine come from vines aged 10-20 years harvested in early September. They ferment in steel tanks at temperatures below 16°C (quite cool), and the wine ages three months in tank.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Fish (white), Green Salads, Just for Cocktailing, Shellfish, Sushi, Vegetables

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Italy , Salento
Grape Varietal:
Fiano
Price:
$16.50 each
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