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NOTES: Herbasceous Apple / Pear Lemon / Lime Slate
ORIGIN: Puglia, Italy
FERMENTATION: Steel Only
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Shisamo, Satay, oyster omelette
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Oyster, vongole, grilled fish
Rivera Marese Bombino Bianco 2020
Rivera sets the challenge of making a monovarietal BOMBINO BIANCO. The Marese denotes at best the uniqueness of Bombino Bianco, native variety of the DOC Castel del Monte. Territory of Andria in the northern part of Castel del Monte D.O.C. area. Capturing all of those grape’s qualities, instead of blending it with other varieties, as it is customary. The ultra-ripeness of the harvested fruit is evident in the wine’s complex, rich fragrances, finds a lovely counterpoint in the crisp acidity typical of Bombino Bianco.
Planted on deep calcareous soils at an altitude of 180-200 metres, the vines are trained to the spurred cordon system at 4,800 vines per hectare. The grapes are harvested on the last week of September overdue with a grade of advanced maturity. In order to balance the natural acidity and express the best varietal character. Fermentation is in steel for 9-10 days at 18ºC. Further 2-3 months in glass-lined cement vats on the lees.
As a result, Green tinged straw yellow; crisp, fruity bouquet, with notes of re-net apple; fruit-rich palate, well balanced, with a tangy vein of acidity. The result is a wine with an intense bouquet and complex palate, mineral finish with a pleasant freshness.