Bacca Rara 2017 Bombino Bianco Chardonnay Torrevento IGT
Bacca Rara by Torrevento is a white IGT from Puglia that combines the tradition of the native Bombino Bianco grape (a "rare berry") with a selection of Chardonnay grapes, a great international grape variety. Very elegant and well structured wine thanks to the refinement for 6 months in oak barrels
- Bacca Rara
- Bombino Bianco-Chardonnay IGT
- Vino bianco
- Production area
- Production area (municipality)
- Puglia-hills of the North Barese "C.da Regina"
- Grape variety
- Bombino bianco
- 450 – 500 meters s.l.
- Type of soil
- System of cultivation
- Controspalliera cordon
- Plant density
- 5000 strains per hectare
- Type of harvest
- Grapes harvested by hand into crates
- Harvest Time
- Second week of September
- Yield in wine
- 80 q.li
- Soft pressing at controlled temperature
- Aging of wine
- Steel 6 months 6 months-barrels-bottle
- 12,50% vol.
- Storage instructions
- In a cool place, protected from light and heat sources
- Serving temperature
- 10-12 °C
- Well-structured wine, excellent sipping to prolong the pleasure of the table
- 0,75 l.
- Straw yellow with golden highlights intense
- Refined bouquet, with hints of wild flowers and exotic fruits
- Taste dry, velvety and round, with hints of tropical fruit
HISTORY AND COMPANY
The Torrevento winery extends over a vast territory within the Castel del Monte area, in the wildest part of north-western Murgia, and has significant numbers in terms of size, produced bottles and quality. The heart of the winery is the former eighteenth-century Benedictine monastery in the Torre del Vento district, purchased by the Liantonio family in 1948 and transformed into a cellar, home to a rural and traditional wine production. The Torrevento winery manages 500 hectares of vineyards in which only native vines are found: Troia grapes above all, but also Bombino nero e bianco, Moscato Reale, Pampanuto and Aglianico. The vineyards, spurred cordon or guyot, are partly cultivated organically and enjoy a phytosanitary defense that uses integrated control systems: an artificial intelligence that processes microclimatic data and prevents diseases such as downy mildew and 'powdery mildew. The climate, typically Mediterranean, presents favorable conditions for viticulture, such as strong temperature ranges and constant ventilation, while the terrain, wild and rocky as in the whole Murge plateau, has a medium-textured calcareous-clay consistency. In the Torrevento cellar, dug out of the rock of the monastery, the work done in the vineyard is respected and too long macerations and excessive use of the wood are avoided. The wine rests in 56 glass-concrete tanks and then in wooden containers of various sizes. Fresh and refined wines emerge, but also full-bodied, very pleasant, rich in fruit. Among the most active producers and committed to enhancing the denominations of nectars of Bacco and Castel del Monte, pioneers also of the certifications of business processes for food safety and ethical responsibility, Torrevento is a piece of the history of the Apulian wine Renaissance. A monument still able to amaze and innovate, to produce wines combining large numbers and high quality.