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NV Lessini Durello Casa Defra, Cielo e Terra

NV Lessini Durello Casa Defra, Cielo e Terra

Ref: CIELNV0
White  |  Sparkling  |  12% ABV

Wine Variety: Durella is a light-skinned white grape variety with its origins in the Veneto region of northern Italy. With high levels of acidity, it is used in the production of still, sparkling and dessert wines, and tends to produce light wines with predominantly floral and citrus character, and perhaps some mineral notes. Interestingly, the grape variety is called Durella but once vinified it is then known as Durello. Both words clearly derive from the Italian word for hard, which is presumed to refer to the thick skins of the grape.

Wine Region: We are in The Veneto here, Italy's most productive wine region (largely due to the enormous volume of Pinot Grigio and Prosecco produced). The vines are on the hills of Lessinia, located between the provinces of Vicenza and Verona. The soil is of volcanic origin, with tuff and basalt, rich in iron, magnesium and other microelements. 

Wine Producer: Cielo e Terra is a joint venture between two families, Cielo, who have been making wine for over a century in Veneto, and the Cantina Sociale Colli Berici. The combination of the Colli Berici vineyards and the Cielo winemaking skills produces consistently good quality wines from both indigenous and international grape varieties.

Case of 6 Bottles
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£57.00
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Single Bottle
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£10.00
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Cielo e Terra
AppellationAppellation: Monte Lessini
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Italy
RegionRegion: The Veneto
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Sparkling
ABV% ABV: 12%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2022-2024
MaturityMaturity: Daily Drinker
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

This is an excitement: a new wine for me and a previously unfamiliar grape variety. The grape is Durella, but when made into wine, it becomes Durello. Go figure. It’s pale in the glass and bubbles are rising invitingly. The nose takes one to the summertime, with aromas of crisp apples, through which wafts a subtle toastiness. The palate welcomes a puff of fine mousse on entry and those summertime orchard fruits return ripely. The ripeness is quickly cut through with what is really pretty firm acidity. The flavour lasts long and finally gathers a fine, lightly clay-like structure. Light and fresh…and very easy to drink.

#3wordtastingnote: light, fresh, inviting

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.

 

Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
The wine can be dispatched immediately.

TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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Additional Information

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