Denavolo, Giulio Armani - CATALEVA, Vino Bianco


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Denavolo Cataleva comes from 2 newly planted vineyards (2008) on well-drained limestone, stony soils at 600m altitude. Malvasia di candia, Ortrugo, Marsanne, Sauvignon and Santa Maria are organically grown. Half of the fruit is direct pressed while the other half is left in contact with the skins for few days. The wine is aged for 9 months in large foudres on its lees. The result is a lightly orange coloured wine, light and expressive, with flavours reminiscent of white flowers, beeswax, honey, white fruit and pears, ending with racy minerals.

Organic, Natural

Denavolo is located on the footsteps of the Apennins between 350 and 600 meters high. The estate is named after the Mountain overlooking the cellar and parcels.

Despite a hot and dry climate, diurnal temperature fluctuations in the summertime are quite high (> 10°C) bringing good acidity to benefit the wines.

Giulio Armani created the estate in 2005, by producing first orange wines from a 32 year-old vineyard (Debe) on 2 ha, located between 350 and 450 meters high. There, the soil has both clay and limestone. Then, in 2008 and 2009, he planted his own parcels much higher (500 to 600 meters high) two plots named Campo Rotonde and Cassandra

Grapes planted are Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortugo, Marsanne, Trebbiano and very little Santa Maria and Sauvignon blanc. The work in the vineyard follow the organic culture rules.