Domus Giulii | La Sibilla
DENOMINATION: Campania IGT
GRAPES: Falanghina dei Campi Flegrei 100%
PROVENANCE: Italy, Campania
AGEING POTENTIAL: 6 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10° C
GLASS: medium size glass
ALCOHOL: 12,5% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
NOTES BY OUR SOMMELIER
👁 a beautiful golden yellow;
👃🏻 the nose reveals an intense bouquet: yellow peach, ripe pineapple, dried fig and date, ripe flowers, sage, Mediterranean scrub, green pepper. The scents derived from the volcanic soil are clearly perceived;
👄 on the palate it is very fresh, characterized by excellent balance with softness. Elegant, full of character and very pleasant.
A glass should certainly be enjoyed alone. It lends itself to combinations with savory dishes, and is excellent to be consumed with aged cheeses, accompanied by fruit jams.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
Falanghina dei Campi Flegrei which grows on a sandy soil facing South-West, of volcanic origin, with the presence of ash and lapilli. A Falanghina characterized by long aging of the grapes, coming from an ancient vineyard located close to the remains of the ancient villa of Cesare Augusto, on the highest part of the Phlegraean hill. An unusual vinification for the territory, which takes up the principles of ancient traditional techniques revisited according to the canons of macerated wines. Five months of maceration, three years of bottle aging.
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The territory of the Campi Flegrei is located in one of the most beautiful volcanic areas in Italy, in Campania, north of Naples. The origins of viticulture in the region date back to 700 BC, when the Falanghina was used to produce Falerno wine, highly sought after by Roman patricians.The white wines of the Phlegraean Fields are still based today for the most part on Falanghina. The vines are cultivated with putuelana or pozzolana, an ancient form of training the vine in which it was supported by a phalanx (ie a backrest). The Mediterranean climate and the hills, with the presence of refreshing breezes and volcanic soils, porous and rich in minerals, are ideal conditions for growing grapes. The wines of the Campi Flegrei DOC are characterized by an excellent fragrance, fruity and delicate notes, with a strong body. The most important black grape variety is the piedirosso. This grape produces red wines with a light and juicy character, with aromatic nuances. Another black grape variety is Aglianico, brought to Campania by the Greeks.The Campi Flegrei obtained the DOC classification in 1994 and the wine production extends over seven municipalities: Procida, Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida and Quarto, as well as those of Marano and Naples. The islands of Procida and Ischia are also included in the appellation area. A great fortune here is that the vineyards have always been immune to phylloxera, thanks to the volcanic soil on which the vines are grown. The composition of the soil, rich in ashes, lapilli, tuffs and various microelements, has kept the parasite away.Naples boasts an enviable record: that of being, after Vienna, the second city for hectares of vineyards in Europe. There are about sixty hectares distributed in the urban boundaries, located between the vineyards of Santo Strato in Posillipo, the crater of Agnano, the hills of the Camaldoli and Chiaiano and the Scudillo area. Areas inserted in a landscape of incomparable beauty, in which man and nature have found perfect coexistence over the centuries. The second characteristic, which makes these metropolitan vineyards truly unique, is that of sinking their roots in a territory which, together with its province, is one of the few areas in the world where cultivation on the open foot (without rootstocks) is preserved. of the American vine), thanks to the volcanic genesis of the soil. A rarity that, in recent years, is increasingly appreciated because it is able to preserve the purity of the vines and the historical memory of the ancient forms of cultivation of the vitis vinifera.
The company is located in the province of Naples, in the heart of the Phlegraean Fields, near the Antro della Sibilla Cumana. La Sibilla has a history of over 100 years behind it, and today it cultivates about 7 hectares; in the vineyards there are centenary native vines of Falanghina and Piedirosso on poles, in chestnut poles as per tradition.The Meo family, guardian of an enological heritage handed down from generation to generation and cultivates their own vines, always driven by a passion for the land and its products; moreover, for two years, Vincenzo Di Meo, globetrotting oenologist who currently leads the company, has also started the recovery of further native vines such as' a livella, 'a surcella and' a Marseillaise: the primary objective is always to produce wines with the flavor and taste of the past, making protagonists, together with modern technologies, even ancient traditions.
The vines, grown on sandy soils of volcanic origin and immune to phylloxera, are a real plant museum. Divided into two main bodies, the first near the cellar and the second near the Roman villa, known as Villa di Cesare, in the WWF naturalistic oasis, they offer excellent wines with unique characteristics, preserving the territory.Following the vocation of the territory and loving the work in the vineyard, the winery produces wines with an unmistakable personality, never equal to themselves except for the quality. Always fresh, fragrant and expressive, these wines are the best possible ambassadors of a territory yet to be discovered.
Long-lived bottles, which defy time, fruits of the past that come directly from volcanic ashes, the expression of winemakers who look to the future by innovating without fear, with the best traditional local on their shoulders.
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