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5
grapes
Bibenda (Duemilavini)
92
Points
Luca Maroni

Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC 2018 - Tormaresca

White Wine Italy Apulia (IT) Castel del Monte DOC
21.50 €
0.75 liter(s) (€28.67 * / 1 liter(s))

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Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC 2018 - Tormaresca
21.50 €
0.75 liter(s) (€28.67 * / 1 liter(s))

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

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The Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC by Tormaresca shines golden yellow in the glass with greenish reflections. The bouquet is complex and nuanced, with citrus and tropical fruit aromas, delicate floral notes and vanilla nuances. On the palate, this excellent white wine from Puglia is fresh and pleasantly tasty, full-bodied and perfectly balanced, at the same time rich and complex, the mineral notes complement each other with elegant impressions of ripe fruits and a slight hint of wood. Lingering and attractive aftertaste.

Vinification of Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC from Tormaresca

Puglia is famous for its red wines, but it is also a region of excellent white wines. This cuvée is made from Chardonnay 90% and Fiano 10% grapes. D
he grapes are harvested and vinified separately. After the harvest, the grapes are gently pressed and the must is cooled to 10° Celsius, which favours the natural clarification of the must. The Chardonnay is then fermented in French and Hungarian oak barrels under controlled temperature, left on the yeasts and undergoes complete malolactic fermentation. The Fiano, on the other hand, is fermented only in stainless steel tanks, thus preserving the freshness and crispness typical of the grape variety. After a few months of ageing in wooden barrels, the Chardonnay is transferred to stainless steel tanks where it is combined with the Fiano. Finally, the Pietra Bianca matures for some time in the bottle before being sold.

This elegant wine is produced in the Bocca di Lupo winery of Tormaresca, in the La Murgia area, in the province of Bari, where the famous Castel del Monte Stauffer Castle can also be found. The name comes from the typical white stone that the farmers come across in their fields and crush. The stone dust seeps into the soil and contributes a considerable part to the taste of the wines maturing here.

Food pairing for the Tormaresca Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC

Enjoy this dry white wine from the south of Italy, full of character, with traditional dishes of white meat, poultry and fish.

Awards for the Pietra Bianca Castel del Monte DOC from Tormaresca

  • Bibenda: 5 grapes for 2016; 4 grapes for 2013
  • Luca Maroni: 92 points for 2016
  • James Suckling: 90 points for 2015; James Suckling: 91 points for 2014 
  • Wine Spectator: 90 points for 2014 
  • Wine Advocate Robert Parker : 90 points for 2013
PROFILE
Product type: Wine
Style of Wine: White Wine
Type of Wine: Still Wine
Wine Color: White
Wine acidity in g/l: 4,9
Residual sugar in g/l: 0,9
Sweetness: dry
Country: Italy
Region: Apulia (IT)
Sub region: Castel del Monte DOC
Occasion & Theme: balcony/ patio , family event , gift for good friends , gift for customers , picnic , romantic dinner
Ageing: small barrel
Grape Variety: Chardonnay , Fiano
Vintage: 2018
Quality Classification & Rating: DOC Denominazione di origine controllata
Organic, vegan, etc.: organic (BIO DE-ÖKO-037)
Awards: Bibenda (Duemilavini) - 5 Grapes , Luca Maroni - 92 Points
Maturation: stainless steel tank , French Oak , bottle-aged
Duration of maturation (in Months): 12
Aromas & Palate Notes: tropical fruits , Citrus Fruit , floral , spicy
Mouthfeel/ Texture: crisp , melt-in-the-mouth , creamy
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 8 - 10
Style: Old World , classic
Food Pairing: Light dishes , spicy food
Glass Recommendation: White Wine Glass
Bottle Design & Features: Burgundy Style , classic
Bottle size in L: 0.75
Closure: Cork
storage capacity in years from the vintage year: 5
Alcohol % ABV: 13.5
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Distributor: Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien
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