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Vesevo, Falanghina 2019
Bright straw yellow in colour with intense aromas of ripe green apples, honeysuckle and a touch of spice. On the palate it is medium bodied with good fruit intensity and freshness, well balanced with persistent length.
The flavours obtained in the vineyard were then preserved in the winery. The must was chilled immediately and fermented at typical New Zealand temperatures (12-14°C) rather than the higher fermentation temperatures (18-20°C) that are so prevalent in Italy. The wine remained in stainless steel tanks until bottling, with no oak and no malolactic fermentation. Lees stirring took place to impart more flavour and body to the wine.
The name Vesevo is the historic name for Vesuvius. The vineyards are located in the Irpinian hills of Campania, potentially one of Italy's most exciting wine producing areas. Despite being so far south, there are large differences here between day and night temperatures, making this one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.