Orzalume wine is a blend of traditional Grechetto and the noble Sauvignon Blanc.
In 1997, after a careful analysis of our soils, we realised that “Podere Orzalume” was an area of our land particularly good for the Sauvignon.
The soil is an ancient sea bed of Pliocene time, made of sand and clay with rich presence of fossils, corals, shells and oysters.
We are at 340m above sea level, the perfect microclimate and the important diurnal temperature variation emphasised flavours and acidity.
|Grapes||Grechetto and Sauvignon|
|Area of production||hilly slopes at 350m above sea level, south, south/westerly exposure|
|Name of the Cru||Orzalume|
|Type of soil||loam, sand and clay|
|Training system||Spur cordon with 8/10 buds|
|Yeald per hectare||Max 80 q/ht|
|Harvest||Mid to End of September.|
|Vinification||Each variety is harvested separately and immediately brought to the winery for the vinification process. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, follow by French oak casks of 225 lt..|
|Ageing and affination||Each variety is kept in small casks during the alcoholic and MLF fermentation. A 5 months sur lees time will take place, to improve flavours and structure. After the blend the wine undertakes at least 4 months of affination in bottles before it is released to the market|
|Colour||yellow straw with golden highlights|
|Nose||intense and deep with mature yellow pulp fruits notes, vanilla scent, spices and a smoky touch.|
|Taste||harmonious, fresh, with a pleasant progression along the palate and a long fruity finish.|
|Best with||Asian cuisine, Indian curry based on white meat and fish. Rich sauces pasta, semi mature cheeses.|