Verdeca Puglia IGT, Rocca Estate, 2017
Verdeca is a relatively rare grape variety found mostly in Puglia and historically used in the production of Vermouth. However Angelo Rocca has seen fit to make this 100% Verdeca which showcases the rich, exotic fruits and citrus aromas and full-flavoured, fruity palate with a subtle hint of tropical fruits.
At the end of XIX century, Francesco Rocca started his historical business by selling loose wine. In 1936 his son Angelo enhanced the wine production and built a cellar in Nardò, Apulia. In the 1960's the first bottling line was bought and thus started the distribution of products under the Rocca brand. Today, Ernesto Rocca (the founder's grandson) shares responsibility with his sons Paolo, Marco, Luca and Matteo who help run the family business, a business which also includes a construction company and a leading trot horse stud farm.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.5%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Closure Type||Synthetic Cork|
|Style||White - Clean & Crisp|
Southern Italy is truly the land of vines, and nowhere more so than the Salento plains in the Puglia wine region. Tucked in the heel of Italy’s boot, so to speak, the regions’ naturally warm climate is somewhat cooled by the sea winds blowing in from the Adriatic and Ionian seas, creating the ideal climate for producing hearty, satisfying reds. Sample the laid back South Italian lifestyle with a wine from one Italy’s most important wine producing regions, and the standard bearer for the south’s quality wines. The Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes fare particularly well here, producing wines that are at once dark and slightly bitter, but still supple and aromatic.