Veronese Bianco Vigna del Pest, Azienda Agricola Terre di Pietra, Veneto 2015
Azienda Agricola Terre di Pietra, Veneto
Laura Albertini and her husband Cristiano own this very small Estate of almost 3 hectares with 2 hectares of high vineyards grown on hard prun rock in Torbe and another hectare near their home in Marcellise north east of Verona. The wines produced (they also produce an outstanding Amarone) are totally uncompromising with no half measures, the wines are totally dry and full of individual character. The grapes used are the usual Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30% and proportions of Rondinella, Molinara as well as the local but little know Oseleta and Croatina. Only 5000 bottles are produced of the Stelar Valpolicella Classico and 3500 of the Classico Superiore.
A clear pale-yellow in the glass. Aromas of apricot, lemon and almond. On the palate, light and refreshing with a forward yet balanced acidity. Look for notes of honey and orange peel. The finish is short with slightly spicy hints.
Grapes: Pinot Bianco, Garganega