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Serving size 125ml
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These stylishly packaged modern wines evoke the very essence of modern, easy drinking Italian wines. Inspired by the Gran Fondos of Italy, the popular cycling events that weave their way through the scenic, coastal and vineyard-dotted landscapes of Italy, these wines are a blend of indigenous and classic varietals. The Gran Fondo duo is produced for us in a state-of-the-art winery, in the heart of Emilia-Romagna. Meticulously blended by our buyer, Steve Daniel, they are superb examples of modern winemaking at its very best and offer wonderful value for money.
The vineyards are located in the rich and fertile region of Emilia Romagna, one of Italy’s most prolific wine regions, located between Tuscany to the south and Lombardy and Veneto to the north. The region’s geographical diversity plays a significant part in creating the different terroirs found in the region. The River Po links the rolling hills and the Apennine peaks to the west of the region, flowing through the low lying plains, to the vineyards influenced by the coastal breezes of the Adriatic Sea to the east. Each terroir imparts its own characteristic to the resulting blend.
The grapes underwent a brief skin contact prior to being gently pressed, in order to extract delicate aromas, structure and flavour. The juice was clarified via flotation and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of between 18 to 19°C with selected yeasts. The wine was left to rest in tank until bottled, preserving the fruity characteristics of the blend.
Trebbiano 80%, Grechetto 10%, Pinot Bianco 10%
A fruity wine with vibrant citrus notes, white floral aromas and a hint of minerality. Refreshing and zesty with a hint of spice on the finish.