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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Valle d’Itria Bianco “Faraone”
Verdeca Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone 3 ha
Valle d’Itria Bianco “Rampone”
Minutolo Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone 3.5 ha
Valle d’Itria Bianco “Cupa”
Bianco d’Alessano Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone N/A
Valle d’Itria Rosato “Le Rotaie”
Susumaniello Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone N/A
Valle d’Itria Spumante Brut
Verdeca Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone N/A
Locorotondo Bianco “Antico”
60% Verdeca
35% Bianco d’Alessano
5% Minutolo
Planted in 2001 Red clay, limestone N/A
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Hand harvested, grapes sorted in cellar
• Indigenous yeast fermentation

Verdeca is related to the Verdicchio of Le Marche.
Minutolo is distantly related to the Moscato family and produces dry, aromatic white wines.
Bianco d’Alessano is blended with Verdeca (and small amounts of other permitted grapes) to produce Locorotondo DOC.
Susumaniello produces the aromatic I Pàstini rosato and a dry red.

White Wines:
• Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks
• Aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 to 6 months
• No malolactic fermentation
• Aged in bottle for 3 months

Valle d’Itria Rosato “Le Rotaie”:
• Direct press
• Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks
• Aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 to 6 months
• No malolactic fermentation
• Aged in bottle for 3 months

Valle d’Itria Spumante Brut:
• Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks
• No malolactic fermentation
• Secondary fermentation in tank (charmat method)
• Aged in bottle for 1 month

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Puglia
Appellation(s)
Valle d’Itria IGP, Locorotondo DOP
Producer
Gianni Carparelli
Founded
1996
Annual Production
10,000 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
http://www.ipastini.it
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