About This Wine...
A golden yellow colour with a rich and ample bouquet with notes of citrus fruit flowers, broom, sweet spices, and vanilla.
A full, balanced, and persistent wine, whose savoury and mineral notes combine with the sweet and elegant sensations of ripe fruit. The period of bottle aging increases the overall aromatic complexity and balance.
Winter weather in 2016 guaranteed an early start to the various phases of the growing season, approximately fifteen days earlier than the preceding vintage. In the months of April and May, cool temperatures led to a reduction of the precociousness created leading to a flowering in line with normal seasonal averages. The months of June and July showed an average warmth, and several moments of cooler and rainy weather assisted a positive growth of vegetation and a good ripening of the grapes. The Chardonnay harvest was a regular one, beginning around the 18th of August, and was followed, a month later, by the picking of the Fiano.
PRODUCTION The harvested grapes were given a soft pressing. The must went into stainless steel tanks at a (10° centigrade) to allow a natural static settling of the impurities. Part of the Chardonnay then went into new French and Hungarian oak barrels, where it went through a temperature which was followed by a period of aging on the lees and the malolactic
fermentation. The Fiano and a part of the Chardonnay, instead, were fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 17°
Centigrade in order to fully bring out their freshness. In the month of January, the Chardonnay in oak was racked into
stainless steel tanks, blended with the Fiano and the other part of the Chardonnay, and bottled. A further six month period of bottle aging preceded commercial release.
New World wines from the Old World: first settled by the Greeks in the 8th c BC, over the centuries Puglia has been colonised by Romans, Turks, Slavs, Normans & Spaniards. Evidence of this long history is seen in the region’s ancient coastal towers
overlooking the Adriatic Sea – hence the name, Tourmaresca. Acquired by Antinori in1998 as the Puglian gem of their
collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all
Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tourmaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic
winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.