Di Majo Norante Apianae 2016

This is a wine that has been celebrated throughout history.  It was first mentioned by the Romans, who named it after the bees that were attracted to the Moscato Reale grapes (api is Latin for "bees"), and much later it became a favorite of many Popes.  After harvest, the grapes are pressed and left to ferment slowly for approximately 20-25 days.  The wine is then matured for two years in large casks before release.  All this patient winemaking definitely pays off in the final wine:  the results are sweet indeed...

Tasting Notes

Bright gold in color with amber reflections, this wine has intense notes of orange blossoms and honey that are complemented by undertones of honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, unctuous viscosity and crisp acidity make for a pleasant, lengthy finish.

Food Pairing

Apianae is a wine for meditation, but it is also ideal with pâté, biscotti, and pizzelle.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Molise DOC
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Sand and Clay
Training method
660 feet
2.2-2.8 tons
Year vineyard planted
Harvest time
First vintage of this wine
Bottles produced of this wine
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Moscato
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20-25 days
Fermentation temperature
61 °F
Type of aging container
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
20 HL
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
14.5 %
pH level
Residual sugar
98.5 g/L
5.9 g/L
Dry extract
26 g/L

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