Color: Soft and bright straw yellow
Bouquet: A citrus fresh fruit bouquet
Taste: Slightly acid, fresh, with green apple hints
Perlage: A fine and persistent perlage
Information about Lessini:
Acreage: The Lessini Durello DOC area is around 500 ha wide, exclusive in a hilly area between 250 and 550 m.s.l..
Durello is the name of the wine and it derives from the name Durella, that is the name of the grape. Durella in English means “tough”, “strong”, because this local grape has a very high natural level of acidity. For this reason almost 90% of this grape is used to produce a sparkling version, just the make the acidity softer. Durella grape has a very particular and distinctive bouquet (especially grapefruit, citron, tangerines) and typical mineral hints because of the volcanic origin of the soil.
Lessini Mountains (also called “Lessinia”) is a big mountain area (around 20.000ha) between the Verona and Vicenza provinces. As said before, the production area is only a small part of the entire Lessinia (where the microclimate let to get a very nice quality vineyards).
Lessinia area is more than 50 million years old. In this area there where lot a volcanoes (most of them under the level of the sea); at that time rich in woods and with a wide animal kingdom. Nowadays there is a museum whith a big number of fossils (primordial fishes, shells, reptiles, and also plants, leaves, etc.) dated back to that period. The word Lessinia is very uncertain, probably derives from a local word that means “the peaks” (referred to the mountains).
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