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Fontefico La Canaglia Vigna Bianca Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore 2021

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Fontefico La Canaglia Vigna Bianca Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore 2021

  • Grapes Pecorino 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Abruzzi Terre di Chieti
  • Abv 14 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 0
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: Yes
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Emanuele Altieri
  • Closure Agglomerated Cork
  • This golden-hued Pecorino has lovely texture and weight balanced by minerality and a refreshing streak. Delicate balsamic and herbal notes lead to floral hints, with grapefruit citrus overtones and a bitter almond note on the finish.
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The grapes come from the single vineyard Vigna Bianca, in the Terre di Chieti subregion of DOC Abruzzo. The vines are planted at 120 metres above sea-level, at a density of 4,000 vines per hectare and with an easterly orientation. The vineyard is significantly influenced by the Adriatic Sea, which is just one kilometre away; the salty winds breeze through the vineyards, ventilating the canopies, keeping the vines healthy, cooling the vines during hot years and imparting a salty tang to the wine. This natural aeration assists organic viticulture; the vines are only treated with copper and powdered sulphur. The vineyard is sustainably cultivated, all operations take place by hand and grass cover crops offer balanced nutrition for the vines; acting as a solar panel in spring and as insulation during the summer. The clay, iron-rich soil is very dark and rich in humus and insects. 

Azienda Agricola Fontefico is an organic boutique winery overlooking the Gulf of Vasto, in the southernmost part of the Abruzzo coast. The estate covers 15 hectares of vineyard, producing single vineyard wines exclusively from organically grown indigenous grape varieties such as Pecorino, Trebbiano and Montepulciano. Fontefico is run by two brothers: Nicola and Emanuele Altieri, who since its inception in 1996, have aimed for uncompromising quality. The fresh and saline winds of the Adriatic influence the vines and the Fontefico wines are characterised by wonderful structure and longevity. 

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