Tormaresca is an Italian estate located in Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot. Begun in 1998 by the Antinori family, this property showcases wines made from indigenous grape varieties. The resultant products taste not merely good, but special - different and wildly intriguing. Today's wine features the Fiano grape, originally named Vitis Apiana, because bees were so very attracted to the vine's sweet grapes.
2011 Roycello, Fiano Salento, Tormaresca $22 srp
Deep yellow hue. Gracefully perfumed with apple and pear elements that seem positively windswept. Background notes of creamy honey surround the sinuses. This drinks dry and smoothly with a medium body and alert acids on the finish. Flavors include crisp apple and a crackling, bitter almond element. Begs for calamari, pork or even a full-blown Cacciucco. Drink now-2015.