ALEATICO DELL’ELBA ALEA LUDENDO
Aleatico Passito dell’Elba DOCG
wooden case containing 6 half bottles (375ml)
The tradition of raisin wines from the Italian Minor Islands finds one of its highest expressions in Aleatico dell'Elba. From the aromatic red grape variety of the same name, belonging to the Muscat family of grapes, comes a naturally sweet wine that was once celebrated and universally known.
Aleatico "Alea Ludendo" is made exclusively from grapes grown at Poggio Turco, on the tip of the Ripalte resort. The grapes are harvested when fully ripe, in early September; the grapes are dried on racks for a week, in direct sunlight. This operation gives the wine a strong character and remarkable personality.
After a short maceration on the skins, a slow fermentation continues until the natural stop determined by the substantial residual sugar content. Aged in steel and bottled in the summer following the harvest.
Features and tasting:
Consistent and fairly deep color, with the nuances typical of raisin wines. Aggressive on the nose, rich in primary aromas, flowers and slightly caramelized fruit; also a hint of Mediterranean scrub.
On the palate, a great complexity with succeeding flavors of fruit and jam. The final sensations are of great balance between the sweet note and the acidity, with a savory component. The result is a smooth and never tired mouthfeel, with lingering memories of fruit and jam.
In addition to classic pairings with tarts and dry pastry, this Aleatico finds a great match in chocolate desserts. Another intriguing marriage can be celebrated with spicy cheeses, blue and not.