Quintodecimo Giallo d’Arles Greco di Tufo DOCG 2022
Giallo d’Arles is an extreme and rigorous interpretation of Greco di Tufo. It is a cru produced with grapes from the Giallo d’Arles vineyard located in Tufo. The name given to the wine is an homage to Van Gogh’s favorite color throughout his time in Arles: a yellow prelude to red.
Varietal: Greco di Tufo
Production area: Tufo (vineyard of Giallo d’Arles, contrada Santa Lucia).
Altitude: 450 meters a.s.l. Exposure: south/west. Soil: clay/limestone.
Planting density: 4,000 vines per hectare.
Cultivation and pruning system: simple horizontal counter-espalier with Guyot pruning.
Yield: 1.2 kg per strain.
Harvest time: second decade of October, hand-picked in small 15 kg boxes at full aromatic ripeness of grapes.
Vinification: after a long pressing of whole clusters, the draining must, strictly protected from oxygen, is separated from the press must and clarified by natural sedimentation. Fermentation takes place 70% in stainless steel vats and 30% in new oak barrels. This is followed by an eight-month period of elevage on fine lees regularly resuspended in the wine
- View: the old golden-yellow color, typical of the appellation, is made even more intense by the short stay, during fermentation, in small oak barrels and the complete absence of clarification interventions.
- Nose: notes of apricot and quince jam.
- Taste: this is a white wine with the structure of a red, powerful and refined, characterized by deep minerality and a full, fresh taste.