Though the wines produced in Puglia are overwhelmingly red (it’s too hot for mostly white grape varieties), Gregory Perucci, the founder of Felline, has not neglected the native white varieties of the region. This single varietal Verdeca shows best of Puglian whites, and is a firm example of Perucci’s sustained efforts to revive and invigorate the traditional classics of Puglian wines. This is a rare grape variety originally used for Vermouth production before its decline in the 20th century.
Harvested at the end of August or beginning of September depending on the year, the grapes are manually harvested in several passes, to ensure that only perfectly ripe grapes are harvested. The carefully selected golden, green berries are then vinified and matured in stainless steel tanks, preserving the crisp, floral and fruity notes of the grape, and allowing the anise and mineral character to shine through.
This rare, straw yellow wine is very crisp and refreshing, with an intense floral bouquet of honeysuckle and orange blossom, which mingles with light and subtle wafts of anise. Pear, peach, orange peel and citrus notes round out the wine alongside the crisp minerality of the wine and its long finish. Medium-bodied and medium-alcohol, this refreshing wine is a is best served between 10-12°C with fish and seafood or soft cheeses.