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WINES / White

Santaloja

MOSCATO SECCO IGP

Designation: Moscato bianco Puglia IGP.
Grape Variety: 100% Canelli White Muscat.
Altitude: 200-300 mt a.s.l.
Viticultural Area: Puglia, Castel del Monte hills, in the territory between Canosa di Puglia and Minervino Murge.
Soil: calcareous-clayey with medium consistency.
Growing Method: vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur.
Density: 4500 plants/ha.
Yield per hectare: 10,00 T/ha.
Vinification Process: fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (14-16°C). Stems removal, crushing and soft pressing.
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees and then in the bottle.
Wine Notes: Santaloja is a dry muscat with an extraordinary aromatic quality and mineral structure. It renovates a family tradition with roots to the beginning of last century, when it was born as “the wine of the monks”.
Color: straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Nose: intense and aromatic.
Taste: muscat flavor with a good acidity and a long persistence, round.
Food Match: Aromatic and mineral, it is delicious with fish dishes, seafood, fried squids and shellfish. The acidity of this wine will balance also with cheeses. Easy drinking and fruity, it is the ideal choise for an aperitif or to prepare cocktails.
Serving T°: 10°-12°C Alcohol: 14% vol.
Analytical Data: pH: 3,55, Total acidity: 5,40 g/l Residual Sugar: 2,5 g/l, SO2 total: 90 g/l

HISTORY

The label

The label expresses the infinite dimension set in the center, the geometric simplification of the barrel’s sail with Malevich’s black square in the center. One reads the symbol of infinity horizontally that becomes an 8 vertically: as many as are the planets that bear our Universe and the magical number of Castel del Monte. The vault of the barrel echoes the vault of the crypt of San Nicola Cathedral in  the city of Bari.

Santaloja is the historic name by which the Di Gaetano family was designated. Perhaps the wine that best highlights the search for a link with the past, is the dry muscat vinified the way “grandfather did”, the “wine of priests”.