Tenuta I Gelsi
Basilicata Gelso Bianco 2015
This white one really blew me away. Tenuta I Gelsi - Gelso Bianco Basilicata Bianco IGT - 89 points.
Grapes Malvasia 100%
In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the nose intense and persistent aromas of green apple, lychee, pear, citrus, hawthorn and a slight floral scent.
On the palate fresh and well balanced, with pleassant citrus, great finesse. The vocanic soil gives a nice touch of minerality. Tenuta I Gelsi is located in Rionero in Vulture, not far from the volcanic lakes. Must try!
Paired great with the risotto.
n this region, traditionally vocated to Aglianico, Malvasia is one of the few white grapes grown mainly on slopes and cooler places, where ripening of Aglianico becomes hard. That's Basilicata Bianco"Gelso Bianco" , 100% Malvasia, harvested in mid-September, refining in tanks and released on the market the spring following the harvest.
Appellation: Basilicata Igt
Grape: Malvasia 100%
First harvest: 2003
Vineyard: Monticchio Bagni - Rionero in Vulture (PZ)
Vineyards’ altitude: 400/450 m. a.s.l.
Training system Shoulder - Guyot
Plant density: 3500 - 4500 vines per hectare
Soil description: Volcanic ash lapilli and chalk clays
Harvest: Second week of September