Malvesia Allegri IGT Salento 2019

Country
Italy
Region
Puglia
Producer
Casa Vinicola Botter spa
Grape(s)
Malvasia (100%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The name Puglia is thought to be derived from the Latin `a-pluvia` or lack of rain, and this fertile region along the Adriatic coast is the heartland of the Primitivo grape variety (claimed as the origin of California`s Zinfandel variety). The Salento penninsula, with a hot maritime climate and cool night time breezes, produces concentrated red wines of relatively high alcohol and soft, rounded tannins.

Producer

The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy’s finest regions.
Tasting Notes
The Salento peninsula of the Puglia region has a climate cooled by the Adriatic and Ionian seas which allows the production of elegant white wines. This fragrant Malvasia is an easy drinking, well balanced wine with an attractive floral bouquet of iris and acacia. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with nuances of tropical and stone fruit flavours, a well structured and rounded mouthfeel is balanced by a crisp and refreshing acidity.
Food
Drink as an aperitif, with cold salads, artichokes and olives, and as a good match for seafood; swordfish and grouper or Moroccan fish cous cous.