- RobertR - Big Bold Southern Italian Red!! Fantastic!
(Posted on 10/30/2017)This wine embodies the elegance and quality of Southern Italian wines. Fruity, with hints and cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant, elegant scent of spices with pleasant vanilla and chocolate tones. Taste: Dry, full, harmonious, lingering, the right tannin content confirms the rich elegant bouquet. This goes great with most Italian foods, steak, veal, sukiaki, teppan, etc.
“Tenute Girolamo” is at the heart of the Itria Valley, testament to the great love of one family for its land.
The first vines were planted in about 2001 and work was completed in 2006.
The dedication and boundless energy, of the Girolamo family now reveal themselves in the ‘50 hectare of vineyard in which there are the finest indigenous Pugliese grapes as well as renowned grapes from around the world.
We combine research into modern approaches with traditional methods in all our choices and selections.
In this way we are able to bring you elegant wines, sought after and appreciated the world over.
In every bottle, drop by drop, you appreciate the tireless devotion of the Girolamo family.
The future will be a continuing quest for perfection, combining innovation with experience and our unstoppable passion with nature.
In each bottle, drop by drop, we rediscover the relentless tenacity of the Girolamo family. The growth is the result of continuous pursuit of quality, which meets innovation and knowledge, where the irrepressible passion blends with nature.
Production area: Itria Valley, 450 mt on the sea level.
Soil: Mixed calcarious clay.
Vinification: The maceration is in oak tanks, with a maturation in French oak barrels for 22/24 months and it is aging in bottles for 6 month.
«…Legend has it that in days of old Count Giangirolamo Il Acquaviva D’Aragona was involved in a dispute about taxes on his buildings. He Instructed his tenant farmers to construct “casedde” (temporary buildings) using only dry limestone. The buildings were dismantled before the arrival of the King’s inspector, hence he saw no houses and the infamous tax did not have to be paid.
From this stroke of genius and thanks to the brave farmers the “castedde” became what are known throughout the world today as trulli……»