Morella is based in the Puglia wine region of Italy. The production is around 18 hl per hectare, which creates an absolute concentration of primary material, of highest quality which is the first and most important factor for any great wine. They use small open fermenters, hand plunging and a basket press to handle the grapes in the least aggressive manner, while allowing the maximum transfer of the grape characters to the wine.
Variety: 100% Fiano
The original vine material is from 2 vineyard selections of Fiano from Campania. The vineyard was established in 2005 and is located next to the bush vine Primitivo vineyards in Manduria.
The grapes were hand picked in small boxes early in the morning and chilled over night. The bunches were pressed whole in a vertical basket press. The juice had a slight sedimentation without use of enzymes, then was fermented directly, a part in large oak and the other in stainless steel. After 7 months of lees stirring the wine was racked then passed through a light filtration before bottling.
Pale yellow. Stony, leesy orchard fruit and floral aromas have a saline quality. Fresh and juicy in the mouth, with citrus and pear flavors staining the palate. Finishes lemony and nicely focused, with very good length.