Giovanni Aiello

Chakra Giallo Verdeca Gioia del Colle DOC - 2018

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Elegant and fresh white wine from Verdeca grapes. This was a lesser-known grape variety that was in decline but the rare terroir of Gioia del Colle DOC gives a distinguished taste to this wine. Verdeca Chakra "Yellow" is a complex and rich white wine from Giovanni Aiello. Puglia, or Apulia for English speakers, is in the south of Italy, "down the heel of the boot", originally the place where Mattia comes from.

Giovanni Aiello is the chief of a little and young company growing fast. An "Artisan" of the wine believes that wine is not only a true expression of the land, but intervention and care in the winery are a must to make great wines. After he studied wines in Friuli and Veneto, he gained experience in the vineyards of California and Australia, before returning home to work in vineyards surrounded by the beautiful Apulian landscape. The vineyards are placed 300 m above sea level in a "channel" that draws fresh breeze from the sea, giving a unique microclimate suitable for the best red and white grapes. 

Description:

The wine shows a medium lemon color with yellow reflections. Ripe citrus fruit notes on the nose, accompanied by a zesty and mineral undertone with bright acidity. The barrel aging and lees stirring donate to the wine a round and creamy body, with beautiful complexity and extended length.

The grapes, pressed and de-stemmed, are gently pressed, then the must is fermented in steel at a controlled temperature. One-third of it goes to prolonged maceration to enhance the aromas in the wine. At the end of fermentation, after the first racking, the wine remains on the fine lees for one year. Bâtonnages expand its volume and harmonize its taste. Rests in bottles for 6 months before release.