Fiano Belle Vignole Tenuta Macchiarola 2021
Belle Vignole is a Fiano del salento with maceration on the skins. All operations are carried out by hand on the Lizzano vineyard in the countryside. The fermentation is spontaneous and the must is left in contact with the skins for about 3 weeks, at a controlled temperature in stainless steel. When the wine is drawn off, a hydraulic press is used and the malolactic fermentation is left to develop spontaneously. The wine ages 6-7 months on the fine lees and arrives in the unfiltered bottle, where it rests for another 3 months.
Tenuta Macchiarola sees its origins in the mid-1980s with the purchase of 19 hectares of which 10 were soon planted with vines. After a massive uprooting, in the years when the practice was subsidized, since 2005, it is back to planting vines. Since 2007, the company is led by Domenico Mangione, a pharmacist descended from a family of vineyards. The years to come are years of study, experimentation and passion. It will be a vineyard rented in Lizzano to mark the turn for Domenico. The terrain is a split of Apulian lands surrounded by rock, olive trees and fields sown. Organic farming brings vitality and richness among the rows, with many spontaneous varieties that color the vineyards. Hence the impetus to a deep respect for nature, being neutral to the vintage and to the will of nature. Tenuta Macchiarola works with Primitivo, Verdeca, Fiano and other local varieties.