Cantine Lupo - Terra Marique "Aurum" 2012 - White
Terra Marique Aurum is made of 100% Vermentino grapes which grow between the sea and the volcanic Albani hills, just south of the Italian capital, Rome. The grapes are harvested in late November and the they are therefore let to dry slightly on the vines, the so called "appassimento". A slow fermentation process follows directly in small oak barrels which last for 10-12 months with regular stirring of the lees. The finished wine is stored for another 8-10 months in oak barrels.
- 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 : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 12,5%
- Storage potential : 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.
A beautiful bright yellow wine with golden hues. Intense and vibrant aromas of apricot, honey and citrus blossoms, light balsamic touches. A smooth and full-bodied flavor with hints of lemon and honey. The finale is long with a caressing aftertaste. To be drunk chilled at 8-10 ° as an aperitif or with various fish or chicken dishes. Can also accompany tasty strong cheeses.