Colli di Salerno Igt Fiano Quartara 2011

Colli di Salerno Igt Fiano Quartara 2011



Grapes Variety: Fiano 100%

Alcohol Content: 13% Vol

Serving Temperature: 16°C

Food Pairing: cold meats and salami, pasta with fish or tomato, seafood risotto, vegetable risotto, grilled fish

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27,87 €

Colli di Salerno Igt Fiano "Quartara" 2011

Pruning: bilateral guyot

Yield: 60 q.them

Average Age of Vines: 20 years

Harvest: end of September

Vinification: long maceration of the skins; the fermentation of the grapes, only separated from the stems, takes place inside some terracotta pots (quartare) undergrounded in the barrel cellar of the winery. The must is advantaged both from the natural control of the temperature and from the closeness with the natural forces of winter as the old farmers knew. The container is “alive”, an alternative to wood, and without the limits such as a “cold” material as steel. It is an ancient practice of wine-making in terracotta to express better the contact between the skins and the must-wine, in the transformation of Fiano grapes. The "Quartara" are filled with the fruit just destemmed and, after three cycles of filling a part of the new wine is left to rest with its skins and its noble lees, 60 to 90 days depending on the vintage. Then  in wood for about 1 year to raise even more to its complexity and its structure

Ageing:in bottle for 6 months

Stabilization: no

Tasting Notes:

  • colour: intense gold yellow
  • nose: obvious spicy notes of anise and hawthorn, apple annurca, acacia honey and chestnut, orange blossom and camomile
  • palate: elegant, good body, enriched with good sweet tannins perfectly balanced by softness and well supported by good acidity

Notes: Quartara (The Jug) is a brilliant expression of Fiano from Avellino vinified in amphora on the skins: great interpretation of the terroir of the Picentini Mountains and Salerno. It owes its name to a particular type of amphora used, called ‘Quartara’: an ancient container in terracotta used by farmers, once widespread in the South of Italy

Wines TypeWhite