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2021 Locorotondo Bianco “Antico”

I Pástini

The Locorotondo appellation, midway between Bari and Brindisi near Puglia’s Adriatic coastline, is the antithesis to the brawny, opaque, alcoholic reds for which the heel of the boot is best known. Instead, the area produces delicate, crisp white wines from rare local grapes. In this case, Verdeca, Bianco d’Alessano, and a splash of the aromatic Minutolo combine to create a breezy bianco scented of lemon, straw, and fresh-picked herbs. It shines at aperitivo hour, paired with some green olives and a pastel sunset over the horizon.

Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Verdeca, 35% Bianco d’Alessano, 5% Minutolo
Country: Italy
Region: Puglia
Producer: I Pástini
Winemaker: Gianni Carparelli
Vineyard: Planted in 2001
Soil: Red clay, limestone
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 to 6 months
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 12%

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About Puglia

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Puglia is Italy’s second most prolific wine-producing region (after the Veneto) and for decades was known as a source of bulk wine. But today, the heel of the boot is more than ever focused on quality, as ambitious growers seek to take advantage of the area's abundant natural riches to produce wines of character and identity. The hot, dry climate and marine influence from the long Adriatic coastline predispose Puglia to growing high-quality fruit, while a wealth of fascinating indigenous grape varieties thrive in these conditions. Changing fashion and a growing respect for the region's mostly calcareous terroirs have breathed fresh air into the Puglian wine scene, and with more than thirty distinct appellations, it is home to a tremendous variety of styles.

While the region is best known for inky, concentrated reds from grapes such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, the first KLWM Puglian imports are in fact white wines—aromatic charmers made from native varieties including Verdeca and the rare Minutolo. They hail from central Puglia’s Valle d’Itria, a plateau that shares a relatively flat topography and limestone soils with the Salento peninsula in the south. The north, in contrast, is hillier and features grapes more common to southern and central Italy including Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Trebbiano.

Puglian wines are the product of intense southern sunshine and an ancient history of viticulture. With other local specialties including olive oil and burrata, the region has enormous potential for delicious combinations.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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