Bocca di Lupo Pietrabianca 2022
Bocca di Lupo Pietrabianca is an elegant white wine made from Chardonnay, with a small percentage of the indigenous Fiano grape variety. The wine is 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 flavours of the wines grown here. After destemming, the grapes were gently crushed, and the must was transferred into stainless steel tanks to favour natural clarification. Part of the Chardonnay must was then transferred into French oak barriques where alcoholic fermentation took place, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees. The Fiano grapes and the remaining Chardonnay grapes, were fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature to enhance its characteristic freshness. In January, the Chardonnay aged in barriques was transferred to stainless steel tanks, blended with Fiano and the other part of Chardonnay, then bottled several months later. The wine underwent an additional period of aging in the bottle before being released. The resulting wine is bright yellow with greenish highlights. The nose delivers tropical notes of pineapples and lychees together with hints of orange and peach blossoms. The complex bouquet is completed by citrusy, fresh sensations accompanied by aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla. Lively on the palate with excellent freshness and structure. Pleasantly savoury on the finish. Pietrabianca can be enjoyed immediately but can also age well to be appreciated in the years to come.