The Pietrabianca 2022 is a bright yellow in colour. The nose delivers tropical notes of pineapples and lychees together with hints of orange and peach blossoms. The complex bouquet is completed by citrusy, fresh sensations accompanied by aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla. Lively on the palate with excellent freshness and structure. Pleasantly savoury on the finish. Pietrabianca can be enjoyed immediately but can also age well to be appreciated in the years to come.
Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production: Torcicoda combines the soft fruit of Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) with a definite Italian edge; Bocca di Lupo borrows the Aglianico variety from further west to thrilling, blackberryish effect; Masseria Maìme is regularly one of Puglia’s best, made from its greatest local grape, Negroamaro. Pietrabianca is the Cervaro of the south, its freshness and elegance belying its hot-climate origins. All the vineyards are planted unusually densely, giving extra depth to the wines.
Food matches: Fish or meat first starters, white meat dishes, and semi-mature cheeses.