Petraluce Verdeca Salento IGT 2017

Castello Monaci

Verdeca is an indigenous variety of Puglia that screams summer-time. Grown in vineyards just off the sea, you can almost taste the seaside in this vibrant, mineral white. Petraluce refers the light-colored stones that litter the vineyards and reflect the sun’s, at times, intense Puglian heat.

Terroir: Vines cultivated at Monaci’s Brindisi estates near the seaside. Vines are grown in deep dry clay soil containing some tuffaceous limestone, using spurred cordons. The average yield is 3.7 tonnes/acre.

Vinification: The grapes ripen in the second week of September, are harvested mechanically in the early hours of the morning with the cool air and are then taken to the winery immediately. After crushing and soft-pressing, the grapes ferment at a controlled temperature in steel vats. The wine then ages on its lees until the beginning of February and this is followed by bottling and further ageing in the bottle for 2 months.

Additional Information

The bouquet is intense and delicate with attractive hints of fruit and flowers while the flavor is fresh, sapid, soft and persistent.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puglia
  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Verdeca

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    "This light-to-medium-bodied white is fresh and balanced, with a creamy profile of Asian pear, pickled ginger and lemon zest flavors and a stony undertow that shows on the snappy finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made."

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