Yes, it’s winter… but we’d like to introduce you to a white wine that’s so good you’ll want to drink anyway: our 2014 Di Macchia Vermentino, a golden white wine from Tuscany with soft, green reflections, an intense nose of exotic fruit and aromatic, elegant flavors of peach and apple with a long finish on the palate.
The wine is the project of Sebastiano Pompa, whose experience as General Manager of Fattoria Le Pupille inspired him in 2012 to begin finally making his own wines. The wine’s profile, the selection of grapes and even the design of the bottle are the result of his 20 years of experience in the wine industry.
The grapes used to make it were grown in the stony soils of the Maremma reserve in Capalbio, Tuscany and harvested by hand. The vineyards here are characterised by a sharp contrast in conditions between night and day thanks to their location just three to five kilometres from the sea. The chilly nights allow the vines to recover from the hot Tuscan sun and develop delicate aromas, and were grown here based on Sebastiano’s knowledge that the most interesting wines in Maremma would come directly from the seaside, rather than the hillside.
When searching for a winery to help his own project to come to fruition, Sebastiano Pompa found the perfect match for his unique and detailed style of winemaking in Frank & Serafico.
Two young wine makers with a sense of humor and a sense of history, Fabrizio (Frank) and Pier (Serafico) met in 2005 and, by their own account, didn’t have much in common. What they did happen to share was a passion for wine, a reverence for wine-making tradition and a respect for the earth. Five years ago they came together to establish a modern but lovingly old-fashioned winery in the beautiful environs of the Maremma Nature Reserve and the Magliano countryside of Tuscany. The vinyard relies on methods used since what they call ”ancient times”, putting thought in to every detail down to the wood that they use to support their vines; anything to help them fulfill their goal of producing wine that express the best of their terroirs.
This exceptional white wine will be available to order from the BottlesXo in Hong Kong from Wednesday, 20 January. You can be among the first in the city to taste it at our weekly wine tasting at MITTE, also on Wednesday, 20 January; learn more about that event here.