Stefano Girelli - The Wine People
We have worked with Stefan Girelli for over 25 years, a relationship that has yielded many exceptional wines, from everyday drinking to fine Chianti estate wines.
In 2009 Stefano established a new business called ‘The Wine People’ in partnership with Frenchman, Philippe Marx, and Dutchman Peter Kosten. They have combined their skill and experience to bring affordable good value wines from across Italy, with the help of renowned Italian winemaker Stefano Chioccioli who makes all the wines. (Please look separately for the superb Chiantis from Chioccioli.) All vineyards are situated on gentle hillside slopes in the Treviso province. Vines are Cordon trained and density is 4-5,000 plants per hectare.
Intense bouquet and lovely palate of citrus and tropical fruit flavors and refreshing acidity.
Try with marinated shrimps, scallops or a Caesar salad
The grapes are hand-picked, employing various canopy management (vine training) techniques due to the fact that the bunches reach the peak of their maturity in mid-September. Following destemming, the grapes are gently pressed with a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature not exceeding 18°C for approximately 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation does not take place so that the wine retains all of the grape’s natural acidity.