Region: Puglia, Gioia del Colle
Grape: Trebbiano and a touch of Verdeca
Viticulture: Organic farming / Natural wine
Vinification: The grapes are pressed directly to vats for a short rest
A wine of real energy, it offers an almost literal translation of the karst terrain of Gioia and is all citrus, wildflowers, sea salt and chalky minerals. A formidable aperitif, this screams for some crudo di mare in the sunshine.
Cristiano Guttarolo's vineyards are far away from the palins which often produce hot, flabby wines, on a plateau of limestone some 400 metres above sea level. It's a unique climate that has cool daytime temperatures than usual thanks to a strong breeze from the sea. This combined with the elevation means the grapes ripen slowly and fully with freshness and finesse. The wines a classic in Pugliese style with wild, sun-drenched fruit but has a lovely balance and minerality that is often missed in the region.