Wines from the famous Amalfi coast, south in Italy, might be a new aquaintace for some of you. Known for its dramatic scenery, rugged terrain and picturesque villages, it's actually one of the most prestigious wine growing regions in Italy. It's part of the larger Campania region and boasts a number of ancient grapes, grown with pride.
The first vines were actually planted way back in 600 BC by the Greeks, and today the Amalfi DOC features red, white, rosé and some sparkling varieties.
The region holds a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers, mild winters and plenty of sun. The soil mainly consists of limestone and clay, giving the wines a structured and earthy touch. The region is also widely known for its great fruit production, especially lemons. And the fruity character of the region plays into the wines as well. We've selected a beautiful white for you this week, from Tenuta San Francesco.
Situated in Tramonti, the green heart of the Amalfi Coast, in 2004, four local vinegrowers founded Tenuta San Francesco in order to rivive the long-standing viticultural tradition of the region and their family past.
This is a blend of Falanghina 65%, Biancolella 30%, and Pepella 5% grown in a cool area that features great temperature changes. It's fermented in steel tanks and 1-2 months in bottle before release. No oak.