The Apicella’s vineyard is located in the municipality of Tramonti in the heart of Amalfi Coast, set in the protected natural area of Monti Lattari.
The vines are grown in a traditional espalier style in 7 hectares of terraces, located at an altitude between 300 & 500 meters above sea level, south facing.
The land consists of tufa, limestone & schist which attracts plenty of direct sunshine.
Vinification: Giuseppe Apicella Costa Amalfi Tramonti Bianco grapes are carefully harvested manually, with delicate de-stemming. The grapes macerate with skin contact, and then pressed. The must is left to macerate in a cold system before selected yeasts are added, at low temperature, ensuring that all flavours remain intact. Fermentation lasts between 20-30 days, and a further 5 months in fine lees, before bottling.
Grape variety: Falanghina 60%, Biancolella 40%
Tasting Notes: On the eye it is straw yellow in complexion, on the nose, tropical fruits, honey & white flowers. Mouthfeel is fresh with a degree of acidity with an intense & long finish.
Serving Temperature: 10-12C
Ideal With: Shellfish or first course light dishes such as insalata caprese.
Allergens: Contains sulphites