Vino Bianco “Leukò”

2020
Italy
Calabria

From the vineyard Frassà, at only 10m above sea level.  A blend of 70% Greco Bianco and 30% Gaglioppo. The Greco Bianco is macerated for a few hours and the Gaglioppo is vinified white after direct pressing. The co-fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel and aging lasts 8 months in tank on the lees.  The wine is lightly filtered and lightly sulfured before bottling.  3000 bottles produced. 

 
90 points
"The 2020 Bianco Leukò is a golden peach color in the glass. The delicate bouquet shows dried apricots with hints of grapefruit rind, dusty yellow flowers and raw almond. Its textures are weighty, almost-glycerol-like in feel; yet balance is maintained through mineral-tinged acids, sour citrus and tart orchard fruits. This leaves the palate dry yet coated in a residual display of all the fruits and florals found within, along with a nuance of honeyed apples and spice that lingers long. What a fun wine. The Leukò is a blend of 70% Greco Bianco and 30% Gaglioppo that co-ferments spontaneously and then spends nine months refining on the lees."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
July 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB1116-20
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Orange
Varietal: 
White Blend
Farming Type: 
Organic