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Torrevento Castel del Monte Vigna Pedale 2015

Torrevento Castel del Monte Vigna Pedale

2015
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GAMBERO ROSSO

An ancient Benedictine monastery carved into the harsh rock of the Murgia plateau is the heart of on...

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£10.71

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Torrevento Castel del Monte Vigna Pedale 2015

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

An ancient Benedictine monastery carved into the harsh rock of the Murgia plateau is the heart of one of the best wineries in the new showcase of quality winegrowing in Apulia: Torrevento. Torrevento, in the shadow of Castel del Monte, the medieval fort built by Frederick II of Swabia with the same beautiful rocks from the surrounding area, has been working since 1920 on the development and recovery of native grapes in this tiny plot in Apulia, with unique and traditional care of the specific extraordinary terroir.

The landscape, dominated by limestone and tuffs, is enveloped in a dry Mediterranean summer and a stiff and petulant winter. The typical features of that harsh, inland Southern Italy find their way into supremely elegant and perfect wines, in which the intensity from perfectly rich and ripe grapes always imparts body and strength that significantly contribute to producing drinkable wines.

Torrevento casts a wide net, and this is perfectly reflected in the obsessive attention to the grapes of the territory and traditional winemaking, followed by very measured aging in oak and other wooden barrels, to accommodate the gentle power of the robust grape varieties of upper Puglia. The fundamentals for producing Nero di Troia, an incredibly sleek, delicious and versatile wine, are selection, reducing the yield and sustainable management of the vineyard.

Vigna Pedale is a wine which is immediately seductive with its deep colour and intense hints of claret. Delicious aromas of sweet spices, green pepper and dry flowers delight the nose, over a background of hints of prunes and tobacco. On drinking, its wonderfully wide aromatic range is confirmed in a pleasant all round mouth which is sure to convince. The wine has a well-defined body, just the right amount of tannins and a clear minerality. Notes of liquorice appear at the end to remind us of the spicy character of its nose. All in all, a complete wine.

Food pairing

Capretto alle olive / Pecorino / Abbacchio / Arrosticini

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Riflessi granati / Profondo
  • Bouquet:Caffè / Prugna / Pepe verde / Eucalipto / Rosa appassita
  • Mouth:Fresco / Avvolgente / Vellutato / Minerale

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Andreas S (01/12/2019) - Vintage 2015

Best of Puglia

Überraschende Qualität aus dem Süden Italiens. Ausgewogener runder Geschmack, der aus der durchschnittlichen Masse an Weinen aus Nero di Troia heraussticht. Die Qualität findet entsprechende Anerkennung im Gambero Rosso.

by: Vincent (01/05/2018) - Vintage 2013

Un pur plaisir!

J'avais déjà été séduit par la cuvée 2012 et il en est de même avec le millésime 2013. Un fruit frais et charnu, une belle structure, beaucoup d'élégance pour ce vin qui mérite amplement la distinction attribuée par le Gambero Rosso.

by: Vincent (16/04/2017) - Vintage 2012

Suavité et gourmandise

Des notes de fruit très présentes, de la suavité et de la longueur, un vin tout en gourmandise doté un excellent rapport qualité/prix.

Torrevento

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An ancient Benedictine monastery carved into the harsh rock of the Murgia plateau is the heart of one of the best wineries in the new showcase of quality winegrowing in Apulia: Torrevento. Torrevento, in the shadow of Castel del Monte, the medieval fort built by Frederick II of Swabia with the same beautiful rocks from the surrounding area, has been working since 1920 on the development and recovery of native grapes in this tiny plot in Apulia, with unique and traditional car...