Giulia Erminia is an important white wine from Marche produced from Pecorino grapes, vinified and aged for 12 months in medium French oak barrels. Its colour is golden and the perfumes are intense, of exotic fruits, flowers, aromatic herbs, warm spices and flint. The taste is smooth, round, structured and energic, very fresh and mineral.
Why have we selected this wine?
Offida's Pecorino is an ancient grape of the southern Marche - Ascoli Piceno-. Many says that Pecorino find its best expression in two main micro-climates: Tullum and Offida. We selected Donna Orgilla because we love producers such as Fiorano who do their best to bottle the tastes and the flavours of unique lands: such as the Offida.
The family: Paola and Paolo
The Fiorano Organic Winery is an organic farm that makes respect for nature its main point. Located in Cossignano, in the heart of the province of Ascoli Piceno, in the south of the Marche. The area is particularly renowned for the high quality of its wines. A small area of municipalities in the Piceno area, including Cossignano, is the elective production area of the Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC and the Offida Pecorino DOCG. The winery is run by Paolo Beretta (formerly a dentist) and Paola Massi (a research pharmacologist) one day decided to follow their heart and started pursuing the life of their dreams. Their wines exemplify perfectly the virtues of small-scale - they own just 10 hectares of vines - and organic cultivation. All exhibit an entrancing purity of fruit, and all are bottled with minimal sulphur levels.
Paolo and Paola bought the farm in 1991, and consider their grass-covered vineyards, a beautiful and unique natural amphitheatre which lies in a special spot: about 250-350 metres up on the eastern side of the Apennines, about 15 kms. from the Adriatic, surrounded by their own olive groves, on a mix of clay, limestone and sand. This micro-climate makes Paola and Paolo's wines unique, as the Offida DOCG wine region is.
In the cellar, fermentation of the musts is spontaneous and catalysed by indigenous yeasts naturally present on the skins. The absence of invasive processes, such as clarification, filtration and the addition of sulphur dioxide allows the wines to be very expressive, highlighting all the varietal characteristics of the original grapes.
The wines of Agricola Fiorano reflect the most authentic aspects of the Piceno territory.
|NAME:||Giulia Erminia - IGT Marche Bianco|
|APPELLATION:||IGT Marche Bianco|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Pecorino|
|VINIFICATION:||Destemming, soft pressing and spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels|
|AGING:||12 months in French tonneaux|