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Amastuola - IGP Puglia 'Dolce Vitae' 2018 Amastuola - IGP Puglia 'Dolce Vitae' 2018

Amastuola - IGP Puglia 'Dolce Vitae' 2018

A treasure trove of flavour: Malvasia di Candia's amber beauty.

Single Bottle:

$35.00
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Type:Sweet

Varietal:Malvasia Di Candia

Unit Size:500ml

Alcohol Volume:14.8%

Region:Puglia

Country:Italy

Tasting Notes

Amastuola Estate stands as a unique testament to its breathtaking landscape, where vine rows meander like parallel waves through the vineyards. This plateau's viticultural history dates back over 3,000 years to the ancient Greeks. Here, Mediterranean native grape varieties flourish in perfect harmony with the terroir, showcasing a deep commitment to environmental and ecosystem preservation. In the case of Malvasia di Candia, this wine displays a mesmerizing amber hue with antique gold highlights. Its aromatic profile is a tapestry of yellow blossoms, accented by hints of honey, peach jam, and candied citrus. Subtle herbal and maritime notes, along with a mild touch of spice, add to the complexity. On the palate, it is a gentle and well-balanced experience, embracing without being overly syrupy, leading to a lingering finish that harmoniously combines citrus and spice, featuring candied fruit and cardamom accents.

Technical Info

Brand:Amastuola

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:BIOAGRICERT - A85D

Country of Origin:Italy

Serving Temperature:10-12°C

Sugar Residual:97 g/l

Drink By:2028

Wine Ageing:12-Month ageing in barrels

Winemaking Style:Innovative/Modern

Harvest:Hand harvested mid-September

Winemaking:Vinification takes place with a short 3-day maceration avoiding the start of fermentation. The Must is sent to a vacuum soft press and then poured into barrels.

Viticulture:Situated in Murgia, a sub-region of Puglia in southern Italy, the area rests on an undulating plateau at an altitude of 220 meters above sea level. The soil features a variety of compositions but is uniformly marked by an abundant mineral content, which originates from the clay. These fertile soils are further textured with layers of peat and rock.

Food Pairing:Blue cheeses, Gorgonzola piccante, Almond biscotti, Crème caramel, Caramel flan, Gingerbread cake.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Luca Maroni - 92 Points

Bibenda - 4/5 Grappoli

Vini Bio Guide - Certificate of Excellence

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Amastuola

Two millennia ago, the Greeks tended to vines and olive trees on the fertile Amastuola plateau. Fast forward to today, and the Montanaro family has breathed new life into these ancient traditions. Their unwavering belief in the local wine industry led to an ambitious and entirely organic endeavor, aimed at dispelling the ghosts of past neglect that loomed over the region's agricultural landscape. Out of this dedication emerged the 'Amastuola' garden vineyard, a creation brought to life by the vision of renowned landscape architect Fernando Caruncho. He artfully designed undulating vine rows that seem to ripple like waves through the tapestry of time in this ancient land. This renaissance began with the vineyard, now lovingly known as the "Vineyard-Garden Amastuola." It has become a place of pilgrimage for garden enthusiasts, botanists, and intrepid garden magazine journalists from across the globe. They are all drawn to the compelling narrative of this remarkable reawakening, where a rich history meets a promising future.

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