Pallagrello Bianco is a beloved grape variety, thought to have its origins in Campania, Italy, or possibly ancient Greece. Phylloxera and mildew nearly killed the grape, but it was rediscovered in the 1990s and has since been re-grown by some wine producers. In the 18th century, when the royal house of Bourbon ruled Naples and Sicily, Pallagrello Bianco became a favorite of King Ferdinand IV. Fuoridiriccio is a no vintage version. A complex orange wine that shows bruised apple, racy acidity, lemon peel, citrus and honey. Its unique winemaking has resulted in some sherry-like aromas of mixed nuts, dried fruit, texture palate and golden hue.
- Varietal:Pallagrello Bianco
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- How much so2 added:<1 mg/l
- Climate:Short winter with most of the rain between December and March. Early spring with a long summer that can reach up to 35 C.
- Soil:clay soils
- Vineyard Size:1.2 ha
- Vine Age (year planted):2005.0
- Fermentation:Grapes are hand-harvested and go through a long and slow fermentation using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then blended using three different vintages 2019, 2020 and 2021. Finished with no added S02 or filtering.
- Elevage:12 monts in stainless steel
- Winemaker Name:Paola Riccio
- Finning & Filtration:No
- Producer Website:https://alepa.it
- Total Production:250 cases
- Sustainable Certificates:Dry farming, 0 use of chemical substances
- Sustainable Practice:Yes