Grape varieties: Verdeca, Chardonnay
We've been really excited by seeing Guttarolo's work in Puglia evolve over the last few years: Moving away from the heavy, dark Primitivo wines that most people recognize from this part of the world, and into wines that are a touch more open and experimental. Here, the Apulian variety Verdeca is aged on the skins and fermented and raised in clay amphora. It's a wild ride of tropical fruit, salty sea notes, a bit of earthen seaweed, and dried pear rind. A fascinating Mediterranean white wine that doesn't have easy comparisons elsewhere in the wine world!