The aromatics are exotic and entrancing: a combination of floral, tropical fruit, and a mineral quality that resists description. Medium-bodied with fine acidity woven into the finish.
This property has been in the Scala family for 200 years. Originally founded in 1949, the winery was
rebuilt in 2005. Most of the grapes are native varieties such as greco, magliocco, gaglioppo, and a little bit of nerello. The vines are cultivated in espalier on the hinterland plains and hills, on argillaceous and sandy soil.
100% Greco, from vineyards located in Cirò (Crotone district), 100 to 150 meters above sea level. The vines were planted in 1997 and face south/south-east. They are trained in espalier. The grapes were manually harvested around the 20th of August (20 to 30 days earlier than usual, as 2017 was a very hot vintage). They were destemmed, softly pressed, and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks – 16° to 18° C (61 to 64F) in order to preserve the aromas. After the fermentation, the wine was racked and left in tanks for 4 months. Nose of white flowers. 12% alcohol.
Food Pairing Notes
Fresh seafood, goat's milk cheeses or on its own as a tasty, thirst-quenching aperitif.