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Bellone is an ancient vine, already Pliny in Roman times quotes it as a “uva pantastica”. A wine of over 2000 years, widespread in Castelli Romani area and also known as Cacchione, Arciprete or "grape bread" for its subtle and delicate skin. It is one of the classic Lazio native vines, rediscovered on the territory and its represents the real production challenge of SanVitis. 

An ancient and rare wine, directly from the Roman Empire, which is replicated on a contemporary recipes. Unique scents and flavors that give special and new characteristics compared to the wines we are used to.

It is an innovation of over two thousand years.
Brilliant straw yellow color with golden reflections.
Scents of fruity notes of citrus and peach, with light almond on the end. A very "male" wine, which surprises at the first sip. Dry, little aromatic, salty in the mouth with mineral accents. It is intense, balanced and persistent. Perfec with classic Roman cuisine, seasoned cheeses, fried fish and fish dishes.

 

DENOMINATION: Bellone IGT Lazio

VARIETY: Bellone 100%

PRODUCTION AREA: Vineyards located in the hilly area of the Roman Castles, that descends to the sea. Altitude 180 m / s. Vineyards are bred and treated with natu- ral systems and non-intensive farming, in accordance with the original organoleptic characteristics of the grape.

GRAPES HARVEST: First week of September

VINIFICATION: Selected grapes are processed in full respect of their characteristics: light maceration with whole clusters, pressing and fermentation at low temperatures. Malolactic turning naturally. 8 months refine-ment in steel tanks.

TASTE NOTES: Brilliant straw yellow color with golden reflections. Scents of fruity notes of citrus and peach, with light almond on the end. A very "male" wine, which surprises at the first sip. Dry, little aromatic, salty in the mouth with mineral accents. It is intense, balanced and persistent.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.0%

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°C

Sanvitis, Bellone Lazio IGT, 2017

SKU: 13610_2017
£19.93Price