Wine Detail

Fiano di Puglia Gazza Ladra

Wine name:Fiano di Puglia Gazza Ladra

Appellation:PUGLIA FIANO IGT

Zone:Corato (province of Bari)

Cru:Santa Lucia

Vineyard extension (hectares):1

Blend:100% Fiano

Vineyard age (year of planting):Fiano 1998

Soil Type:Calcarous

Exposure:North

Colour:Intense straw yellow

Nose:White flowers

Flavour:Lemon jam

Serving temperature (°C):12

Match with:Raw seafood

Average no. bottles/year:6,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:7.5

Notes:

The wine is named "Gazza Ladra" after the opera of Rossini. "Gazza ladra" means "magpie" in Italian and there are many such birds in the country in Puglia.

Vinification and ageing

White vinification, fermentation in steel, 80% in glazed cement and 20% in new barriques for 6 months

Wine Producer

S. LUCIA

Website:http://www.vinisantalucia.com

Address:Strada Esterna San Vittore, 1 70033 Corato BA

Owner:Perrone Capano family

Year of establishment:1822

Total annual production:50000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):11

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.2ha Aleatico 1ha Bombino nero 1ha Fiano 1ha Malbec 1.5ha Negroamaro 5ha Uva di Troia

Vine training system:
Espalier

Cultivation method in the vineyard:50% tilled, 50% grass left between the vines

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:10-20 of August for white varietals, 15-30 of October for red varietals

Agronomist:Alfredo Tocchini

Oenologist:Luigi Cantatore with the supervision of Paolo Caciorgna

History

The property has been owned by the Perrone Capano family since 1628 and it is now run with passion by Roberto Capano, a trained oeconomist and sailing champion. Selected clones of typical grape varieties of the "Murge" region are grown: Uva di Troia, Aleatico, Bombino Nero, Negroamaro, Fiano. The Murge region is an area on the slopes of Castel del Monte, the beautiful octagonal Norman castle of the Swabian emperor Frederich the Second. The vineyards are worked as if they were a garden and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic. The cellars are built underground in order to provide the ideal temperature and humidity for the maturation and the storage of the wines (please bear in mind that the temperature during summer can easily reach 43 degrees Celsius!). The estate offers Castel del Monte Rosso DOC, also in the Riserva version, and Puglia IGT wines.

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