Youthful, massively-peachy unoaked Chardonnay with the most generous of tropical (pineapple, banana) and stone fruit flavours, alongside mouthwatering touches of pear, cold cream, cookie dough and vanilla. Utterly gorgeous!
Try with Thai fish in banana leaf or lemon chicken piccata.
Made from 100% Chardonnay (vine age: 15 years) hand-selected by experienced pickers and sorters. The fermentation is in stainless steel tank and no wood is used at any stage.
Schola Sarmenti, a stunning winery with soaring ceilings sculpted from local tuff and lecce stone, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is run by the Marra and Calabrese families. The vineyards are farmed organically and within sight of the warm waters of the Adriatic. Schola Sarmenti practises "green harvesting", where a portion of the immature crop is sacrificed (i.e. picked and discarded) mid-season to increase the ripeness and quality of the remaining bunches. It also uses the ancient Puglian vine training system, Alberello.
Puglia (Apulia) is a long, thin wine region in the southeastern corner of Italy that has in recent years made the transition from producer of anonymous bulk wine to one of higher quality, bottled product. Important grapes in this hot, mostly-red area include Negroamaro, Primitivo and Syrah.