Vintage 2023

Chardonnay, Puglia IGT, Tormaresca

Tormaresca
Product Code: AI72ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Tormaresca Chardonnay has a straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose prevail fresh notes of white fruit, such as pineapple and papaya, accompanied by floral sensations of jasmine, honeysuckle and orange blossom. On the palate it is fragrant, sapid, with soft entrance and balanced freshness.

Profile

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Indeed Apulia, which sits between the Adriatic and the Ionian – has long been known for quantity, not quality. That’s been changing recently, and local terroir is now experiencing a true renaissance. Apulia is crisscrossed by wine routes, and modern wineries are popping up all over the region. Wines like Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano and Aglianico are once again being recognized. There are twenty-five DOC in Apulia today. We hope to make our contribution to this fruitful and fertile movement. 
A vacation-cum-exploration trip to this southern frontier opened our eyes to its potential. In the mid-1990s, I traveled there, Cotarella by my side, as always. It was immediately clear to us that though this region had a proud history and ancient grapes that dated back to the days of the Magna Grecia, it had yet to blossom fully in enological terms. In many other places, Antinori has arrived and started out selecting and reworking the grapevines and grooming the land. In Apulia, we found the inverse situation. wonderful grapes growing on perfect land, but an almost complete lack of modern facilities designed to produce high-quality wine. 

                    [Notes3] =>  Cantina di Masseria Maime has been in business since 2009. It’s very modern and was conceived based on Renzo Cotarella’s latest winemaking theories. It sits amid fields, woods, and centuries-old olive groves. We’ve worked on marketing too, with innovations like Fichimori, a red wine meant to be served cold. We also make an extra-virgin olive oil from Cellina and Coratina olives, both native to Apulia
                    [Notes4] => Bocca Di Lupo estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, the DOC region of Castel del Monte, an area well known for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscape and for its devotion to the sport of hunting. 
Historical admirers of the area include Federick II of Swabia who was passionate about hunting here. The vines grow at about 300 meters above sea level in The Murgia, an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion. Harsh winters, temperatures that fluctuate dramatically, deep ravines, thick fog often covering the vineyards and especially its proximity to the ancient volcano Vulture are only some of the characteristics of this territory that rewards patient hard work with precious harvests. Grape varieties cultivated in this region are Aglianico, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano Puglia, Moscato Reale and Nero di Troia 
Bocca di Lupo winery is gracefully set within the estate’s 140 hectares of vineyards; its fortified stone structure and bright white walls made of ttough ricks were built upholding ancient building traditions typical of manor farms in the Murgia area. Historic country manors, dry stonewalls and endless rocky hillside trails, are the only traces of man’s presence in a countryside that refuses to be defeated by urban development. The barrel cellar is deep inside the winery. It is dominated by a double barrel vault ceiling that was built using the same tough bricks and is able to store up to 1,000 oak barrels. From the second floor there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside, the village of Minervino appears on the opposite hill with its brilliant white stone buildings reflecting in the sun while to the west the volcano Vulture vigilantly keeps watch.

                    [Notes5] => The estate in Maime, Salento located in the vibrant heart of Apulia Masseria Maime (Maime Manor) is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upper Salento. The estate extends along the Adriatic coast and covers an area of about 500 hectares, 350 of which are planted with vines and 85 with olive groves. 
 Uninterrupted rows of vineyards lie between this unique countryside’s woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until fading into the Adriatic Sea. 
Right in the middle of the farm is a large seventeenth century courtyard once used for storing grain and making wine. Outside its historic perimeter walls there is an aristocratic chapel named Saint Pasquale in Maime dating back to the seventeenth century. Our cellars are found in the heart of the estate, "Cantina Tormaresca", an innovative structure that takes inspiration from the forms of indigenous vegetation, such as the smooth curves of agave leaves and olive trees, redesigning them with a contemporary flourish. 
 
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                    [Notes1] => New World wines from the Old World. first settled by the Greeks in the 8th c BC, over the centuries Puglia has been colonised by Romans, Turks, Slavs, Normans & Spaniards. Evidence of this long history is seen in the region’s ancient coastal towers overlooking the Adriatic Sea – hence the name, Tormaresca. Acquired by Antinori in1998 as the 
Puglian gem of their collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.
                    [Notes2] =>  We began working in the Apulia region in 1998 under Tormaresca label in the region’s Murgia and Alto Salento areas. This was another case – maybe even the best example – of redeeming marvelous terroir. Wine has been made on the plateaus of the “heel” of the italian boot since the time of the ancient Greeks. Until just a few years ago, this region was the largest producer of wine grapes in the entire country. However, most of the grapes were exported. As soon as they were cut from the vines, they were sent elsewhere in Italy and around the world, where they were used to make table wine. 
Indeed Apulia, which sits between the Adriatic and the Ionian – has long been known for quantity, not quality. That’s been changing recently, and local terroir is now experiencing a true renaissance. Apulia is crisscrossed by wine routes, and modern wineries are popping up all over the region. Wines like Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano and Aglianico are once again being recognized. There are twenty-five DOC in Apulia today. We hope to make our contribution to this fruitful and fertile movement. 
A vacation-cum-exploration trip to this southern frontier opened our eyes to its potential. In the mid-1990s, I traveled there, Cotarella by my side, as always. It was immediately clear to us that though this region had a proud history and ancient grapes that dated back to the days of the Magna Grecia, it had yet to blossom fully in enological terms. In many other places, Antinori has arrived and started out selecting and reworking the grapevines and grooming the land. In Apulia, we found the inverse situation. wonderful grapes growing on perfect land, but an almost complete lack of modern facilities designed to produce high-quality wine. 

                    [Notes3] =>  Cantina di Masseria Maime has been in business since 2009. It’s very modern and was conceived based on Renzo Cotarella’s latest winemaking theories. It sits amid fields, woods, and centuries-old olive groves. We’ve worked on marketing too, with innovations like Fichimori, a red wine meant to be served cold. We also make an extra-virgin olive oil from Cellina and Coratina olives, both native to Apulia
                    [Notes4] => Bocca Di Lupo estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, the DOC region of Castel del Monte, an area well known for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscape and for its devotion to the sport of hunting. 
Historical admirers of the area include Federick II of Swabia who was passionate about hunting here. The vines grow at about 300 meters above sea level in The Murgia, an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion. Harsh winters, temperatures that fluctuate dramatically, deep ravines, thick fog often covering the vineyards and especially its proximity to the ancient volcano Vulture are only some of the characteristics of this territory that rewards patient hard work with precious harvests. Grape varieties cultivated in this region are Aglianico, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano Puglia, Moscato Reale and Nero di Troia 
Bocca di Lupo winery is gracefully set within the estate’s 140 hectares of vineyards; its fortified stone structure and bright white walls made of ttough ricks were built upholding ancient building traditions typical of manor farms in the Murgia area. Historic country manors, dry stonewalls and endless rocky hillside trails, are the only traces of man’s presence in a countryside that refuses to be defeated by urban development. The barrel cellar is deep inside the winery. It is dominated by a double barrel vault ceiling that was built using the same tough bricks and is able to store up to 1,000 oak barrels. From the second floor there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside, the village of Minervino appears on the opposite hill with its brilliant white stone buildings reflecting in the sun while to the west the volcano Vulture vigilantly keeps watch.

                    [Notes5] => The estate in Maime, Salento located in the vibrant heart of Apulia Masseria Maime (Maime Manor) is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upper Salento. The estate extends along the Adriatic coast and covers an area of about 500 hectares, 350 of which are planted with vines and 85 with olive groves. 
 Uninterrupted rows of vineyards lie between this unique countryside’s woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until fading into the Adriatic Sea. 
Right in the middle of the farm is a large seventeenth century courtyard once used for storing grain and making wine. Outside its historic perimeter walls there is an aristocratic chapel named Saint Pasquale in Maime dating back to the seventeenth century. Our cellars are found in the heart of the estate, "Cantina Tormaresca", an innovative structure that takes inspiration from the forms of indigenous vegetation, such as the smooth curves of agave leaves and olive trees, redesigning them with a contemporary flourish. 
 
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Puglian gem of their collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.
                    [Notes2] =>  We began working in the Apulia region in 1998 under Tormaresca label in the region’s Murgia and Alto Salento areas. This was another case – maybe even the best example – of redeeming marvelous terroir. Wine has been made on the plateaus of the “heel” of the italian boot since the time of the ancient Greeks. Until just a few years ago, this region was the largest producer of wine grapes in the entire country. However, most of the grapes were exported. As soon as they were cut from the vines, they were sent elsewhere in Italy and around the world, where they were used to make table wine. 
Indeed Apulia, which sits between the Adriatic and the Ionian – has long been known for quantity, not quality. That’s been changing recently, and local terroir is now experiencing a true renaissance. Apulia is crisscrossed by wine routes, and modern wineries are popping up all over the region. Wines like Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano and Aglianico are once again being recognized. There are twenty-five DOC in Apulia today. We hope to make our contribution to this fruitful and fertile movement. 
A vacation-cum-exploration trip to this southern frontier opened our eyes to its potential. In the mid-1990s, I traveled there, Cotarella by my side, as always. It was immediately clear to us that though this region had a proud history and ancient grapes that dated back to the days of the Magna Grecia, it had yet to blossom fully in enological terms. In many other places, Antinori has arrived and started out selecting and reworking the grapevines and grooming the land. In Apulia, we found the inverse situation. wonderful grapes growing on perfect land, but an almost complete lack of modern facilities designed to produce high-quality wine. 

                    [Notes3] =>  Cantina di Masseria Maime has been in business since 2009. It’s very modern and was conceived based on Renzo Cotarella’s latest winemaking theories. It sits amid fields, woods, and centuries-old olive groves. We’ve worked on marketing too, with innovations like Fichimori, a red wine meant to be served cold. We also make an extra-virgin olive oil from Cellina and Coratina olives, both native to Apulia
                    [Notes4] => Bocca Di Lupo estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, the DOC region of Castel del Monte, an area well known for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscape and for its devotion to the sport of hunting. 
Historical admirers of the area include Federick II of Swabia who was passionate about hunting here. The vines grow at about 300 meters above sea level in The Murgia, an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion. Harsh winters, temperatures that fluctuate dramatically, deep ravines, thick fog often covering the vineyards and especially its proximity to the ancient volcano Vulture are only some of the characteristics of this territory that rewards patient hard work with precious harvests. Grape varieties cultivated in this region are Aglianico, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano Puglia, Moscato Reale and Nero di Troia 
Bocca di Lupo winery is gracefully set within the estate’s 140 hectares of vineyards; its fortified stone structure and bright white walls made of ttough ricks were built upholding ancient building traditions typical of manor farms in the Murgia area. Historic country manors, dry stonewalls and endless rocky hillside trails, are the only traces of man’s presence in a countryside that refuses to be defeated by urban development. The barrel cellar is deep inside the winery. It is dominated by a double barrel vault ceiling that was built using the same tough bricks and is able to store up to 1,000 oak barrels. From the second floor there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside, the village of Minervino appears on the opposite hill with its brilliant white stone buildings reflecting in the sun while to the west the volcano Vulture vigilantly keeps watch.

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 Uninterrupted rows of vineyards lie between this unique countryside’s woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until fading into the Adriatic Sea. 
Right in the middle of the farm is a large seventeenth century courtyard once used for storing grain and making wine. Outside its historic perimeter walls there is an aristocratic chapel named Saint Pasquale in Maime dating back to the seventeenth century. Our cellars are found in the heart of the estate, "Cantina Tormaresca", an innovative structure that takes inspiration from the forms of indigenous vegetation, such as the smooth curves of agave leaves and olive trees, redesigning them with a contemporary flourish. 
 
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Puglian gem of their collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.
                    [Notes2] =>  We began working in the Apulia region in 1998 under Tormaresca label in the region’s Murgia and Alto Salento areas. This was another case – maybe even the best example – of redeeming marvelous terroir. Wine has been made on the plateaus of the “heel” of the italian boot since the time of the ancient Greeks. Until just a few years ago, this region was the largest producer of wine grapes in the entire country. However, most of the grapes were exported. As soon as they were cut from the vines, they were sent elsewhere in Italy and around the world, where they were used to make table wine. 
Indeed Apulia, which sits between the Adriatic and the Ionian – has long been known for quantity, not quality. That’s been changing recently, and local terroir is now experiencing a true renaissance. Apulia is crisscrossed by wine routes, and modern wineries are popping up all over the region. Wines like Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano and Aglianico are once again being recognized. There are twenty-five DOC in Apulia today. We hope to make our contribution to this fruitful and fertile movement. 
A vacation-cum-exploration trip to this southern frontier opened our eyes to its potential. In the mid-1990s, I traveled there, Cotarella by my side, as always. It was immediately clear to us that though this region had a proud history and ancient grapes that dated back to the days of the Magna Grecia, it had yet to blossom fully in enological terms. In many other places, Antinori has arrived and started out selecting and reworking the grapevines and grooming the land. In Apulia, we found the inverse situation. wonderful grapes growing on perfect land, but an almost complete lack of modern facilities designed to produce high-quality wine. 

                    [Notes3] =>  Cantina di Masseria Maime has been in business since 2009. It’s very modern and was conceived based on Renzo Cotarella’s latest winemaking theories. It sits amid fields, woods, and centuries-old olive groves. We’ve worked on marketing too, with innovations like Fichimori, a red wine meant to be served cold. We also make an extra-virgin olive oil from Cellina and Coratina olives, both native to Apulia
                    [Notes4] => Bocca Di Lupo estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, the DOC region of Castel del Monte, an area well known for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscape and for its devotion to the sport of hunting. 
Historical admirers of the area include Federick II of Swabia who was passionate about hunting here. The vines grow at about 300 meters above sea level in The Murgia, an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion. Harsh winters, temperatures that fluctuate dramatically, deep ravines, thick fog often covering the vineyards and especially its proximity to the ancient volcano Vulture are only some of the characteristics of this territory that rewards patient hard work with precious harvests. Grape varieties cultivated in this region are Aglianico, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fiano Puglia, Moscato Reale and Nero di Troia 
Bocca di Lupo winery is gracefully set within the estate’s 140 hectares of vineyards; its fortified stone structure and bright white walls made of ttough ricks were built upholding ancient building traditions typical of manor farms in the Murgia area. Historic country manors, dry stonewalls and endless rocky hillside trails, are the only traces of man’s presence in a countryside that refuses to be defeated by urban development. The barrel cellar is deep inside the winery. It is dominated by a double barrel vault ceiling that was built using the same tough bricks and is able to store up to 1,000 oak barrels. From the second floor there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside, the village of Minervino appears on the opposite hill with its brilliant white stone buildings reflecting in the sun while to the west the volcano Vulture vigilantly keeps watch.

                    [Notes5] => The estate in Maime, Salento located in the vibrant heart of Apulia Masseria Maime (Maime Manor) is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upper Salento. The estate extends along the Adriatic coast and covers an area of about 500 hectares, 350 of which are planted with vines and 85 with olive groves. 
 Uninterrupted rows of vineyards lie between this unique countryside’s woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until fading into the Adriatic Sea. 
Right in the middle of the farm is a large seventeenth century courtyard once used for storing grain and making wine. Outside its historic perimeter walls there is an aristocratic chapel named Saint Pasquale in Maime dating back to the seventeenth century. Our cellars are found in the heart of the estate, "Cantina Tormaresca", an innovative structure that takes inspiration from the forms of indigenous vegetation, such as the smooth curves of agave leaves and olive trees, redesigning them with a contemporary flourish. 
 
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Producer >

New World wines from the Old World: first settled by the Greeks in the 8th c BC, over the centuries Puglia has been colonised by Romans, Turks, Slavs, Normans & Spaniards. Evidence of this long history is seen in the region’s ancient coastal towers overlooking the Adriatic Sea – hence the name, Tormaresca. Acquired by Antinori in1998 as the Puglian gem of their collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tormaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.

Viticulture >

The estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, the DOC region of Castel del Monte in the region of Apulia. The estate`s 140 hectares of vines are planted at about 300 metres above sea level. The soils are primarily made up of calcareous clay and `Pietrabianca` refers to the shallow lying, limestone rocks that the farmers hit while ploughing the fields and that are typical of the area. Winters can often be harsh and even in summer, due to the altitude and the sea breezes, the temperature fluctuations in the vineyard can be significant.`

Winemaking >

The Chardonnay grapes were harvested and transferred to the cellar. After a soft pressing, the must was cooled and kept at a temperature of 10 ° C, for about 24 hours, so as to obtain a natural clarification The alcoholic fermentation took place in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16 ° C in order to enhance the aromatic component of the grapes. Tormaresca Chardonnay continued the aging in steel until bottling.

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