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2022 Locorotondo Bianco “Antico”

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When it comes to wine, Puglia is probably best known for big, inky reds that soak up the southern sun and pack a serious wallop on the palate. Unbeknownst to many, the region has another specialty: crisp, low-alcohol whites from aromatic native grapes. In Locorotondo, a small white wine appellation on a limestone plateau between the cities of Bari and Brindisi, nimble, herbal Verdeca shares the stage with the creamier Bianco d’Alessano and a bit of citrusy, gently floral Minutolo for this charming blend. The whole is a refreshing thirst-quencher with hints of lemon and white pepper, and a lively sea spray finish. 

Anthony Lynch


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Verdeca, 35% Bianco d’Alessano, 5% Minutolo
Country: Italy
Region: Puglia
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 The Region

Puglia

Puglia

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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Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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