Grape variety: Vermentino
Testalonga Bianco is a hymn to the territory and to the ancient traditions of Dolceacqua, home of the winery, which is a hilly terraced landscape that winds down into the sea with saltiness in the air. It is produced with maceration on the skins for five days and aging in old barrels. The expression is mineral marine with hydrocarbon tones. An artisanal wine in the traditional style.
The Bianco Testalonga by Nino Perrino was born from the passion of one of the most interesting and famous vignerons in Liguria. It is a white produced with a vinification that involves maceration on the skins and subsequent refinement. The result is an intense, rich and complex orange wine, which expresses all the Mediterranean and marine character of the area in which it is produced.
It is the child of this wonderful territory, consisting of the first hills that rise from the Ligurian west coast towards the mountainous hinterland. Testalonga is a small estate that produces wines outside the standard schemes. They are labels that still preserve an artisan connotation. It is a pure white with great character, which shows all the artisanal side of Liguria. The grapes come from old manually tended vines, grown between the sea and the mountains, gently caressed by the sea breeze. The clusters are pressed by foot without destemming and fermentation starts with the use of indigenous yeasts without temperature control. The wine ferments on the skins for five days.
It has a golden yellow color, with copper hues and a slightly veiled appearance. The nose reveals broad and dense aromas, with notes of yellow fruit, aromatic Mediterranean herbs, citrus peel, iodized notes and hydrocarbon hints. On the palate it is savoury and mineral, with juicy fruit and a harmonious and persistent finish.
Color: Opalescent golden yellow tending to intense copper
Scent: Mineral with hints of aromatic herbs, salt, sea water, citrus fruit and hydrocarbons
Taste: Juicy, fresh, mineral and very savoury, rustic and dry