||Until a few years ago, in the middle of the Cefalicchio estate, in its highest point, there was a strip of uncultivated land marked by outcrops of tufa rock. This “pietraia” or stony area, also known as “la mezzana” because of its location at the very heart of the estate, separated the lands that slope down towards the Canale delle Murge from the inhabited part of the estate. A “trullo”, a rural building typical of the Apulian Morgia, still stands there today. The “mezzana” was frequented by shepherds who used it as grazing land for their goats and their sheep: Whity, Blacky…
||The carefully selected and manually harvested clusters are crushed and softly pressed.
||The must ferments briefly along with the skins at a controlled temperature; vinification is based on indigenous yeasts; refinement takes place in stainless steel.
||Perfect with white meat and soft cheeses.
||Price Ognissole Pietraia 2018 HK$ 114.80