Name: Salice Salentino Bianco
Classification: DOP SALICE SALENTINO BIANCO (white)
Production Area: area of Salice Salentino (Lecce)
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol content: 12,00% vol.
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay), with calcareous zones.
Yield: 1 ton of grapes per ha
Training method: Cordon Spur
Density : 4500-5000 plants per ha
Vinification: after the harvest, very early in the morning, white grapes are de-stemmed and pressed very softly. The must temperature goes down at 10°C, in order to have a decanting. Yeast are added after and the fermentation starts at a controlled temperature of around 16°C.
Ageing: to drink young
Color: straw yellow with straw highlights
Bouquet: tangy with hints of white fruits
Taste: dry, soft and round, very elegant and persistent
Serving Temperature: 8-10°C
Pairing: raw seafood, shellfish and both grilled and stewed fish courses