Masseria Li Veli FIANO, Famiglia Falvo
Vibrant yellow color with green reflections. Intense fruity aroma, with hints of tropical fruit, green citrus, Mediterranean scrub and fresh spices. Full, harmonious, voluminous taste with good acidity. Fruity and spicy finish.
Vintage: 2019 (best vintage on Vivino.com)
Origin: Puglia, Salento, Southern Italy
Taste guide: Dry, Medium/Full bodied, mild citrus & pear on the nose. Taste of fresh fruit and lively acidity combining with mineral notes to leave a round and at the same time firm impression - unoaked.
75cl - traditional cork closure - 12.5%
Food Pairing: Has enough body to pair well with lighter red meat dishes like lamb, roast chicken and so on but why not try this with a tasty Seafood Paella?!
The Masseria Li Veli Winery is located on the historic Messapian area on the Salento Plains of Italy. It was during 1858 that famous Italian economist Antonio de Viti de Marco discovered this place. His sole objective was to develop this area into a state-of-the-art cellar, which would make Italy proud. During 1999, the Falvo family, which had a wide experience in the business of wine-making, developed an interest in these vineyards and took control over the place. Thanks to the family’s single-minded determination and expertise, the place was renovated and it started a new wine culture in the region of Apulia.
The vineyards of Li Veli are spread over 33 hectares and the plantation is done in the settonce pattern – a pattern that was well-thought out and invented by the Roman military engineers. Thanks to this pattern, the roots of the vines are exposed to maximum soil exploitation. They are also well-exposed to the sun and air, thanks to which the fruits grown here are of great quality.
The varieties of grapes grown in these vineyards are Negroamaro, Primitivo, Susumaniello, Malvasia Nera, Aleatico, Fiano and Verdeca. One of the trademark features of these vineyards is the high-density planting system; around 5120 plants are grown per hectare; this helps in a better quality of fruits and easier cultivation process than before.
"Li Veli is one of the most exciting wineries to come on the scene in the last few years. The Falvo family has done a great job ratcheting up the quality following their sale of Avignonesi in Montepulciano. As has been the case since Li Veli was founded, many of the gems in this range are found at the more modest price points." (Wine Advocate)
Fiano is a white grape variety characteristic of Puglia that has spread in this region, for almost a millennium now and has particular characteristics that give the resulting wine a marked aroma, freshness and tropical fruit notes that make it unique and particularly pleasant. Due to the body/depth of this wine we also recommend you decant this first to give the wine a chance to open up.
Fresh fruit on the nose, with a scent of mild citrus and pear. Taste of fresh fruit continues with lively acidity combining with mineral notes to leave a round and at the same time firm impression.
Rare rare find, we only got 6 bottles: £9.95 each.
Further reading, Vinyard site: www.liveli.it