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Durello (Italy)

Durello grapes are used to make dry and sparkling wines.

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Pineapple
Exotic Fruit

Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Honey
Honey
Mineral
Minerals

Citrus, White and Exotic Fruit are typical Durello flavors.

Hint of Flowers and Volcanic Minerals.

Profile

Durello is known for its high acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
6-8°C (43-46°F) Sparkling

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Fish
Fish
Sushi
Sushi
Crab
Seafood

Chicken
Chicken
Ham
Ham
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese
Chips
Chips

Durello pairs best with Vegetables, Fish, and Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Spring Vegetables. Asparagus.
Light Salads. Chicken Salad. Ham Salad.
Prawns. Oysters.
Seafood. Squid. Crab.
Seafood Pasta and Risotto.
Fisk Cakes. Fish Paté.
Smoked Salmon. Trout. Sushi.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.

Italian Specialities:
Risi e Bisi (Risotto with Green Peas).
Polenta.
Baccalá alla Vicentina (Dry Cod Stockfish Vicenza Style)

If You Like Durello

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The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Durello

The grape Durella is very ancient. It is mentioned in manuscripts dated back to 1200 DC.

It is typical of the Monti Lessini DOC and the cultivated area is only 400 hectares.

The name comes from the adjective "duro" or "hard" and refers to the thickness of the skin.

Durello is a terroir-reflective grape: the volcanic soil reflects in the minerality of its wines.

50 million years ago, here, there was a tropical sea rich, in marine animals and corals. But volcano eruptions, lava flows and the continental drift has given life to the Alps and the Pre-Alps such as the Lessini Mountains.

Durello Styles

Soil (terroir), climate, old vines, and winemaking technices can be much reflected in the wine.

Durello is a DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) since 2011 and the area is Colli Lessini, near the cities of Vicenza and Verona.

Durello can be vinified still, Sparkling Metodo Martinotti and Sparkling Metodo Classico.

Veneto

Veneto is famous for its capital Venezia, and the wines Prosecco, Soave, and Amarone.

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