Fiano Moscatello Selvatico Salento "HEOS" CASTELLO MONACI
He is one of the last born in the Castello Monaci family. A passito wine of extraordinary quality. It comes from a "single vineyard" of Moscatello Selvatico planted in 2005, in front of the main entrance to the winery. It is undoubtedly the most representative vineyard of the company, surrounded by centuries-old pines and crossed by a path of aromatic herbs that leads directly to the castle. The plants were donated to President Seracca Guerrieri by the Colosso di Ugento family, who had taken them from a very old family vineyard. They are therefore vines that cannot be reproduced on the market and their low yield yields a fullness characterized by an acid shoulder that is very difficult to find in Apulian sweet wines. The grape variety used for its vinification is 100% pure Moscatello Selvatico. Coming from the vast area of southern Puglia. The grapes are grown just 30 meters above sea level on clayey and tuffaceous soils, with a yield of 40 quintals per hectare and surrounded by olive trees and aromatic plants. After the manual harvest and carried out at dawn in the second decade of September, the grapes are subjected to drying, then they are pressed and softly pressed before fermenting in steel at a low temperature. This is followed by 10 months of refinement in first passage barriques and a further rest in the bottle for 3 months before release.
Fiano Moscatello Selvatico Salento Heos Castello Monaci’s features
A golden yellow colour, with slight amber shades. The nose is rich and intense, with floral and herbaceous hints of orange blossom and sage in evidence. The taste distinguishes the sip, sweet and enveloping, with a pleasant fresh sensation on the palate, with fruity notes of peach and apricot that lead to the long and persistent caramelized finish.
Suggested food pairings while tasting this Fiano Moscatello Selvatico Salento Heos Castello Monaci
Perfect if paired with dry pastries and almond paste-based pastries, but also with a selection of aged and blue cheeses. The optimal serving temperature is 12 ° C in a small tulip-type glass. The alcohol content reached is 13% Vol.