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Pezzapiana 2020 – Torrevento

Pezzapiana 2020 - Torrevento - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

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Torrevento was born in an ancient stone monastery of the 600, in the heart of the Alta Murgia National Park and at the foot of the monument that gives rise to the DOC and DOCG of the territory: the famous Castel del Monte of Frederick II of Swabia, unique in the world for its majestic octagonal shape.
The winery is owned by the Liantonio family and originates in 1913, from a distant and exciting story of emigration to America which, in 1948, led to the purchase of the entire property in Contrada “Torre del Vento”, consisting of the ancient monastery used as a cellar with 57ha of vineyards.
Today, Torrevento controls a vineyard area of 500 hectares, in Puglia by enhancing the native vines of the territory and with a production philosophy based on Sustainability, Research and Quality.

Owner: Francesco Liantonio
Oenological management: Leonardo Palumbo
Viticulture: conventional and integrated pest management
Vineyard hectares: 500
Bottles produced: 3,000,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
EVOO production: yes
Foundation year: 1948

Wine: Pezzapiana
Varietal composition: Bombino bianco Pampanuto.
Alcoholic strength: 12% vol.
Vintage: 2020.
Classification: Castel del Monte D.O.C. White.
Vineyard location area: Apulian Territory – hills of the Castel del Monte DOC area.
Altitude: 350 – 400 mt. s.l.m ..
Soil: calcareous, clayey of medium texture.
Plant density: 4,200 plants / hectare on average.
Vine training: espalier spurred cordon.
Production: 110 quintals / hectare.
Harvest: second ten days of September.
Vinification: soft pressing with fermentation at a controlled temperature.
Aging: 3 months in steel – bottle.
Serving temperature: 8 ° – 10 ° C.

Pezzapiana 2020 - Torrevento

© Torrevento

Visual exam
Clarity: crystal-clear
Color: greenish yellow
Consistency: moderately consistent
Observations: lively.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: moderately complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral and fruity
Observations: The wine opens its aromas with hints of white flowers, reminiscent of jasmine and orange blossom, followed by heady notes of crunchy white-fleshed fruits such as white peach, green apple accompanied by tantalizing citrus notes of lime.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: moderately warm
Polyalcohols: moderately smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: moderately balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: moderately long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: ready
Harmony: moderately harmonious
Observations: young and sparkling wine both in aromas and in taste, perhaps still too unbalanced on the hard peers, but still very pleasant in the mouth.

Rating: From 80 to 84 points
3 Lupetti

Pairing: spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio).

SP 234, km 10+600
70033 Corato (BA)
Phone +39 080 8980929

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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