Cantina La Marchesa
Aglianico L’Istante 2018 – Cantina La Marchesa
L’Istante is an elegant rosé sparkling wine crafted from Aglianico grapes using the Champenoise Method. With its bright pink color, this wine offers an aromatic bouquet of intense ripe strawberries, cherries, and rose petals.
On the palate, L’Istante reveals a lively mousse, balanced structure, and pleasant acidity. Crisp flavours of red fruits dance on the palate. The finish is long and persistent, yet delicate. It is perfect as an aperitif or paired with seafood dishes, light appetisers, and cheeses. The wine’s complexity and freshness truly capture the vibrant nature of Aglianico.
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Cantina La Marchesa was established 10 years ago by Marika and Sergio, whose passion for the land and winemaking led them to make their dream come true. Based in the town of Lucera, in the northern part of Puglia, their 14hectares of vineyards are just 300 mt from the cellar making harvesting as efficient as possible, in terms of time-cutting procedures and keeping the grape’s aromas intact, ensuring the quality of the final product. By fully respecting traditions and working just with Puglia native varieties such as Nero di Troia and Bombino Bianco, all processes are strictly carried out by hand by experienced high skilled workers. In Spring time, excessive leaves are removed in order to allow the warm Puglian sun to ripen the grapes, which later are pruned to let only the best clusters become wine. They strongly believe that a good wine can only be made if there’s passion and hard work in the vineyards. From growing the grapes to wine making, bottling and selling the final product, Cantina La Marchesa takes care of the whole production process.
Known as the “Nebbiolo of the south” and believed to be one of Italy’s oldest grape varieties alongside Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, Aglianico is one of the world’s great red grapes. This moniker only scratches the surface yet speaks to the variety’s ability to express finesse and pedigree from a multitude of unique vineyard sites. Some of the most exciting bottlings come from the Puglia, Campania and Basilicata. Aglianico often shows best with a bit of age, yet many examples on the market today show immediate accessibility, with potential to hold well in the cellar.