Tormaresca Pietrabianca Castel del Monte (Organic) 2019

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Tormaresca Pietrabianca Castel del Monte (Organic) 2019

Light yellow with greenish hues. Floral notes with traces of rose and magnolia that evolves in an intense scent of pear, green melon accompained by delicate mineral notes. Crisp and salty with mineral notes supported by a good structure and persistence in the nose and mouth.

Pietrabianca is an elegant Chardonnay produced on the Bocca di Lupo estate in the Murgia area of Apulia. The distinctive
characteristic of this area is its “pietra”, stone. “Pietrabianca” refers to the stones that rural farmers hit while ploughing the
fields and once they were crushed and ground into the soil, helped enhance the aromas of the wines grown there. Rich,
complex and at the same time fresh and pleasant, Pietrabianca shows that Apulia is a region of great white wines, too.

Tormaresca Pietrabianca Castel del Monte (Organic) 2019

Light yellow with greenish hues. Floral notes with traces of rose and magnolia that evolves in an intense scent of pear, green melon accompained by delicate mineral notes. Crisp and salty with mineral notes supported by a good structure and persistence in the nose and mouth.

Chardonnay Castel del Monte D.O.C. – Organic wine
Vintage
2019
Grape variety
Chardonnay, Fiano
Climate
The 2019 growing season will be remembered as one of the coolest in recent
years, defined by lower-than-average temperatures and frequent rain
showers. Mild winter conditions and abundant rainfall during the first few
months of 2019 guaranteed a good start to the vines’ vegetative cycle,
consistent with last year’s timeline. Spring weather was cool with
temperatures lower than seasonal averages, especially during the month of
May, resulting in moderate vine growth and a delay in the accumulation of
phenolic compounds during flowering about two weeks later than usual. The
beginning of June brought beautiful weather and higher temperatures that
boosted bud growth and guaranteed good canopy development. Harvesting
activities for Pietrabianca began during the first half of August with
Chardonnay and was completed at the end of September with Fiano.
Vinification and aging
Harvested grapes were brought to the cellar, destemmed and gently pressed.
The must was transferred into stainless steel tanks at a controlled
temperature of 14 °C (57 °F) to favor natural clarification. Part of the
Chardonnay must was then transferred into new French oak barriques where
alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature. Aging on the
lees continued in barriques before going through malolactic fermentation.
The Fiano grape variety was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled
temperature of 16-17 °C (61-63 °F) to enhance its characteristic freshness. In January, Chardonnay aged in
barriques was transferred to stainless steel tanks, blended with Fiano and with the other part of
Chardonnay, then bottled. The wine underwent a further 6-month period of aging in the bottle before being
released.
Alcohol content
12.5% by Vol.
Historical data
The Bocca di Lupo estate is located at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level (820 feet) in the heart of the
untamed Murgia area near Minervino Murge about 90 kilometers west of Bari. The estate’s certified organic
vineyards grow on calcareous, poor-quality soils that are optimal for producing the finest quality red wines
and superb white wines. The main grape varieties grown are: Chardonnay, Fiano, Aglianico, Nero di Troia,

Cabernet Sauvignon and Moscato di Trani. Pietrabianca is an elegant Chardonnay, with a small percentage
of the indigenous Fiano grape variety, crafted at the Bocca di Lupo estate in the heart of Apulia’s Murgia
area, and its name was inspired by the territory. “Pietrabianca” refers to the stones that rural farmers hit
while ploughing the fields and, once they were crushed and ground into the soil, helped enhance the aromas
and flavors of the wines grown here.
Tasting notes
Pietrabianca 2019 is a bright yellow color with greenish hues. On the nose it’s delicate, harmonious and welldefined by notes of white flower blossoms and exotic fruit. This particular vintage presents fresh balsamic
sensations of sage and lemon balm together with aromas of lily blossoms and toasted hints of hazelnuts and
vanilla. The palate has a pleasant finish; savory and mineral notes delicately merge with light buttery
sensations. A youthful expression that reveals excellent aging potential.

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