Dried Apricot Almonds Honey Aromas, Rich, Unctuos, Very Long Finish
Delicious sweet wine from Lazio. Made from 100% Malvasia puntinata that are left to dry on the vine and fermented late (from October 30th) so that the sugars are nicely present in the grapes.
Concentrated and very balanced. Golden yellow in color. Aromas of dried apricots, almonds, quince and honey. Deliciously juicy and round with an endless aftertaste.
The name is a play on words between "apricor" (apri / open [your] cuore / heart) e "apricot" (albicocca in Italian) suggesting the fruit aromas along with other candied fruit and vanilla notes. A sweet wine that manages to show a remarkable freshness, the strong point of all the white wines from this producer, in this case, a freshness which beautifully balances the sweetness.
Made from 100% Malvasia puntinata, organically grown, left to dry on the vine and fermented late (from October 30th) so that the sugars are nicely present in the grapes.
Donato has taken over the estate founded by his father Dante in 1956 and today his two daughters Laura and Federica are also involved in the family-run business. Bio since 1993 and grown to 80 hectares, 38 of which are cultivated as vineyard and the rest as orchard (kiwi).
The wines are produced in three vineyards, two within Castelli Romani Doc area and one located in Cori Doc area, all registered in the I.G.T. vineyard registry of Lazio. Red grape vines are cultivated in Borgo Montello (Le Ferriere), where the company’s cellar is also located, while almost all white grape vines are cultivated in Doganella di Ninfa, in Cori DOC area. Should you fancy a trip to the area, a visit to the beautiful and world renowned Garden of Ninfa is an absolute must.
The production capacity per hectare is reduced thanks to the lack of any kind of forcing method.
The cellar is equipped with modern technology. All the tanks are in stainless steel with exchanger to control the temperature, fermenters aso in stainless steel with Bosio or submerged-cap method.
The press gently extracts the must (0.7 atm), it features a vacuum system and with the aid of inert gas (nitrogen), the grape marc is never in contact with air.
Their logo represents a wind pump, which as Laura explained, was part of the landscape as she grew up on the farm. An affordable and necessary solution to the irrigation need of an area that may reach 37+ degrees centigrade in the summer.http://www.donatogiangirolami.it/en_US/