Rivera 'Marese' Bombino Bianco is a straw yellow-tinged white wine which exhibits a crisp, fruity bouquet with aromas of Reinette apple. The palate is fruit-rich with a balanced structure and a tangy streak of acidity. Pairs well with seafood appetizers, oysters, pastas, fish, and poultry.
|Style||Dry, White, Light Bodied, Orchard Fruit, Fruit Forward, Easy Drinking, Food Friendly|
|Region||Castel del Monte, Puglia|
About the Producer
In the hands of the third generation of the family, represented by Sebastiano and Marco, the most up-to-date viticultural and oenological practices are married to the deepest respect for natural processes. Their programme of uncompromising quality begins with the expert management of 75 hectares of estate vineyards, farmed according to the protocols of sustainable viticulture. The vineyards are located at 200-230 metres with deep tufa-limestone soils, yielding fine native-variety grapes, the whites with firm acidities and the reds of impressive elegance and structure.
Vineyard and Winery
Rivera's vineyards for 'Marese' Bombino Bianco are in the territory of Andria in the northern part of the Castel del Monte D.O.C. area. Planted on deep calcareous soils at an altitude of 180-200 metres, the vines are trained to the spurred cordon system at 4,800 vines per hectare. Yield is kept as low as 110 q/ha. Harvest is carried out in the last week of September when the grapes are well ripened.
After soft pressing to only obtain the purest of grape juice without the bitter pips and skins, fermentation proceeds for 9-10 days at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C in stainless steel vats. The wine remains on the lees in stainless steel vats for 2-3 months to develop more complexity and richness. It is then ready for release after 1-2 months in bottle
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