Terra!, Villa Papiano IGT 2015
Terra! , Villa Papiano IGT 2015.
Emilia Romagna, Italy
Villa Papiano and the village of Modigliana are synonymous with viticulture in the Apennine hills : high altitudes, less fertile soil and vineyards planted adjacent to forested areas - these are the severe but yet ideal characteristics which best describe our winery.
The vineyards are located on the edge of the south facing slope of Mount Chioda between 450 and 539m above sea level, facing the Ibola stream which marks the beginning of the less developed and closed valley of Modigliana. We cultivate Sangiovese and Albana grapes. In some of our older vineyards we grow Sangiovese grapes together with other ancient grape varieties such as Centesimino, Negretto and Balsamina. The vines are grown using the alberello and also the low espalier method to take maximum advantage of the heat from the ground.
Aromas of candied orange zest, crushed herb, pressed Spanish broom and a hint of honey follow through to the medium-bodied palate along with ripe yellow apple and dried stone fruit. Bright acidity lifts the finish while a note of bitter almond wraps up the close.
GOES BEST WITH
Pasta, Shellfish, Mature and hard cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat.