Cantine Lupo - Terra Marique 2014 - White
Terra Marique, which means "land and sea" in Latin, is produced by Vermentino grapes grown in the volcanic soil between the Mediterranean Sea and the Albani hills some 10 km south of Rome. The grapes are picked by hand and are let to cool macerate before the fermentation begins. The finished wine is aged for 6 months in steel tanks and retains this way its natural fruity flavor.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Lazio
- Grape variety : 100% Vermentino
- Classification : IGT Lazio
- Awards : Silvermedal La seleziona del Sindaco, 84/100 Annuario dei Migliori Vini d'Italia, 88/100 I vini di Veronelli, 16,5/20 Vini d'Italia de l'Espresso
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 12.5%
- Storage potential : 2-3 .years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Cantine Lupo was created with the Lupo family's strong belief that the countryside south of Rome, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Albani hills would work excellently for viticulture. The vineyard Campoverde with its 10 hectares of land was purchased in the mid 90's and an extensive renovation and modernization of the winery began. The entire vineyard was torn up and new vines were planted to represent today 18 hectares of plantations. The oenologist Cladio Gori and the agronomist Daniele Vittorilli were consulted for both the renovation and the new planting area. The choice of grape varieties was made with the desire to please the local Agro Pontine tradition, but also for fostering innovation and originality. Therefore it was decided to use both the Italian and local grape varieties such as Vermentino and Cesanese, and also the French and more international grape varieties Syrah and Merlot.
Light straw yellow color with green hues. Aromas of citrus and white flowers reminding mainly of freshly grated lemon peel with hints of ripe sun dried apricots. A deep rich palate in line with the aroma impression. Soft crisp aromas mixed with hints of ripe apricots which create a balanced and harmonious wine. A fairly complex wine with spicy notes in the final with some hints of cinnamon.