Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Forastera by Cenatiempo is a fresh white wine made with 100% Forastera grapes, a native vine of the island of Ischia. The vineyards, located in the municipality of Lacco Ameno on terraces with soils of volcanic origin, have been following the dictates of biodynamic agriculture for many years. Pale straw yellow color with some greenish hues. Bouquet characterized mainly by aromas of flowers and white pulp fruit, including jasmine and peach, and a hint of the herbs of the Mediterranean scrub. Fresh and mineral, salty taste, with a unique balance.
Thinking about the Cenatiempo winery, one is immediately transported to the splendid landscape of the island of Ischia. Here in 1945 Francesco Cenatiempo gave rise to this strictly family-run wine business, today in the hands of Pasquale Cenatiempo, a winemaker who has always been away from the media spotlight. He is evocative of the setting within which the winemaking cellar took shape, literally dug into the heart of the Kalimera hill, almost as if to take root in the deepest and most lively part of that splendid territory. It is no coincidence that already in Roman times the island of Ischia, called Aenaria at the time, was considered "the land of wine", an economy on which it focused until the first half of the twentieth century, today taken up by this winery.
The wines of the Cenatiempo winery are the children of a unique territory, where the volcano meets the sea, the solid blends with the liquid, the heat of the lava blends with the cold waves of the Mediterranean. These two antithetical and pulsating souls are the author's signature of the winery's labels, appreciated for their pleasant drinkability and markedly saline vein. In the cellar any kind of production interference is banned, such as the use of wood, in favor of steel tanks and old concrete tanks in order to sincerely and frankly enhance the natural aromatic complement of the grapes. A synthesis of production and landscape tradition concentrated in a single glass!
Since the foundation of the winery, the Cenatiempo family has been committed to carrying out a noble project to enhance the native and traditional varieties of the island of Ischia. Biancolella and Forastera, the undisputed manifesto of the entire production, speak a saline, marine and fresh language like the sea on which the vineyards overlook, while Piedirosso, locally called Per 'e Palummo, has an earthy and volcanic soul, typical of the territory of origin. Heroic viticulture, practiced on steep terraces that enjoy perfect sunshine, which is based on the principles of biodynamic agriculture that respects the environment, to be tasted for sure and for what not, even to visit in person!