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Poderi La Fenice: A Vineyard with Standard Technology in Winemaking

Poderi La Fenice is to reinventing the lifelong winemaking culture of Salento.

A family-owned agricultural vineyard in Salento, the peninsula in the South of Italy. It was founded by hereditary winemaker Roberto Tafuro and his wife Ekaterna Novokreshenyh. La Fenice has acquired its name from an ancient hero of Greek mythology, the bird Phoenix, which revives from ashes for new life. Their sorts of grape are negramaro, primitive, malvasia nera, malvasia bianca, and fiano.

Poderi La Fenice’s mission is to upgrade the technology of winemaking to most prominent international standards, close the existing gap in production culture and get the benefit of all the climate opportunities granted to their land. Equipment for the production and storage of wine is one of the newest and most advanced among the cantinas of Puglia. In the production of wines, they use the world’s best modern practices. They have in total of 10 hectares of grapevine with the average production of about 100-120 tons a year.

This 2019, they have joined Asia Imports Challenge 2019 and won 2 golds and a silver for their wines. Here are the wines that have won the competition:

LA FENICE SQUINZANO DOC

Squinzano Asia Import News

GRAPEVINE: NEGRAMARO AND MALVASIA NERA
SELECTION: ON THE VINE IN EARLY AUGUST
HARVEST: 2ND DECADE OF SEPTEMBER
COLLECTION METHOD: MANUAL COLLECTION INTO BOXES
FERMENTATION: IN STEEL SILOS AT CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE
SEASONING: 12 MONTHS IN NEW OAK BARRELS + 3 MONTHS IN BOTTLES
COLOUR: RUBY-RED
ALCOHOL: 13.5% VOL.

La Fenice Squinzano DOC is awarded Gold in 2019 by our Asia Import News. One of the oldest traditions of Salento combines these two grapes from time immemorial. The Negramaro gives this wine structure, the Malvasia makes it soft and elegant. It is produced with different names: Salice Salentino, Copertino, Leverano, or Squinzano, depending on the geographical area of origin. A wine with a delicate aroma and a full and velvety taste. Excellent accompaniment to meat appetizers, first courses and pastas with meat sauce, white and red meat, aged and hard cheese. Serving temperature: 18-20 degrees.

LA FENICE TENTAZIONI IGP

Tentanzione Asia Import News

GRAPEVINE: MALVASIA NERA
HARVEST: 1ST DECADE OF SEPTEMBER
COLLECTION METHOD: MANUAL COLLECTION INTO BOXES
FERMENTATION: IN STEEL SILOS AT CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE
SEASONING: 10 MONTHS IN NEW OAK BARRELS + 3 MONTHS IN BOTTLES
COLOUR: RICH RUBY
ALCOHOL: 13.5-14% VOL.

La Fenice Tentazione IGP is awarded Gold in 2019 by our Asia Import News. Obtained from 50 years old “Alberello” bush vines, the wine has a ruby red colour with violet reflections, an aroma of small red berry fruit jam, vanilla and slightly spicy. Its taste is very elegant, soft and round with sweet tannins. It goes well with aged cheeses, grilled meat, lamb game, and spicy dishes. Serving temperature: 18-20 degrees.

LA FENICE ARTHAS IGP

Arthas Asia Import News

GRAPEVINE: PRIMITIVO 60%; NEGRAMARO 40%
HARVEST: LAST DECADE OF AUGUST FOR PRIMITIVO AND 2ND DECADE OF SEPTEMBER FOR NEGRAMARO
COLLECTION METHOD: MANUAL COLLECTION INTO BOXES
FERMENTATION: IN STEEL SILOS AT CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE
SEASONING: 12 MONTHS IN NEW OAK BARRELS + 3 MONTHS IN INCLINED BOTTLES
COLOUR: RUBY RED
ALCOHOL: 13.5-14% VOL.

La Fenice Arthas IGP is awarded Silver in 2019 by our Asia Import News. From the intuition of Mrs. Ekaterina and the wise art of dr. Fabio Mecca, was born this great fusion of wines, symbol of the Salento vines. To create this wine, two vineyards have been chosen, among the oldest and most prestigious of our company. The careful selection of the bunches in the different periods of growth and maturation, allows these grapes to reach an extraordinary degree of ripeness. The harvest is strictly manual, grapes are gathered and transported in boxes, to allow the absolute protection of the original aromas and flavors during processing. That is how a wine with a ruby red color, with marked notes of small red fruit, is created, with a powerful and exciting taste, clear velvety tannins. Perfectly combined with seasoned cheeses, meat, entrees. Serving temperature: 16-18 degrees.

Aside from these 3 wines listed above, they do have other wines that you can choose. CLICK HERE to see more choices and to know more about them.

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