The history of Vie di Romans is more than 100 years old. The Gallo family, especially thanks to the commitment and dedication of Basilio, Stelio, Gianfranco and the other family members, has been able to make its way into the Italian and world wine scene. Since 1978 the company has been completely under the guidance of Gianfranco Gallo. Under his guidance, the company experienced various turning points such as in 1982, when investments began to be made for the production of very high quality wines; in 1989, when the new cellar built on three levels was built; in 1990 when the 100% grapes began to be vinified and in 1992 when the wines began to be marketed two years after the harvest.
The chardonnay grapes come entirely from the Ciampagnis Vieris vineyard. The vineyards have an average age of 20 years and arise on soils with a rich concentration of minerals and iron. The grapes are harvested by hand when they reach optimal ripeness, usually around the end of August/beginning of September. Immediately the grapes undergo a pellicular maceration at low temperatures, and the natural must is decanted by cooling. The vinification is then classic in white and takes place thanks to selected yeasts; the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and ages for 10 months in contact with the lees. After bottling, the wine ages for a further 8 months in the bottle.
Intense golden yellow color with characteristic greenish reflections. Intense and aromatic on the nose, the notes of ripe papaya and mango stand out, with yellow peach, apple and white elderberry flowers, aromatic herbs, all on a background of iodized minerals. Soft, powerful and alcoholic on the palate, which recalls the aromatic notes expressed on the nose. The finish is long and aromatic, closed by a fresh acidity.
Vieris by Vie Di Romans is a well-structured and aromatic white wine suitable for pairing with many dishes based on fish and shellfish, also flavored with spices and herbs, or with white meat dishes, even with truffles for example. Given the great aging potential of about fifteen years, it is also suitable for consumption by the glass or as a meditation wine, especially after a few years of rest in the cellar.