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Canticum Bianco
Canticum Bianco

Canticum Bianco

Grape: 40% Bombino 20% Falanghina 40% Trebbiano

Origin: DOP San Severo White

Altitude: 150- 200 meters above sea level

Conduction: espalier trees

Yield per Hectare: 100 quintals (10 tons)

Harvest System: Manual

Vinification: soft pressing, stainless steel tanks with temperature control of 14 degrees C.

Maturing and aging: stainless steel tanks and in bottles.

Tasting notes: of a yellow greenish color, large and complex bouquet of ripe fruit and almondy finish. It is fresh, delicate and with a good structure. It is accompanied with fish and seafood.

Served: at 8/10 dregrees C

Bombino Bianco: Already grown for many years in Apulia, this vine seems to be native of Spain, although there are no sources definitely attesting this origin.

As to its name, the literature describes the shape of the bunch, which, according to a quite fantastic vision, resembles that of a child with stretched arms. This is the reason for the name Bammino, a dialect term of the Italian Bambino, later turned into Bombino.

Given the Spanish origin, the name is more probably derived from Bonvino, as the letter “v” is pronounced in Spanish like the letter “b” in Italian. Therefore, the Spanish word “Bonvino” is pronounced like the Italian “Bombino”. Thus, the name Bombino means “good wine”.

Trebbiano Toscano: Most probably it originated in the eastern Mediterranean area. In Italy it is widespread in the centre and south, as well as on the main islands. It is less present in northern Italy, mostly in warmer areas with a good sun exposure. Italian sources mention it for the first time in Siena in the 13th century.

Falanghina: This ancient vine formed perhaps the basis of the Falerno wine, cultivated around Naples for a long time; its presence is mentioned in 1825 among the most popular vines of the Area.

Apparently, the name of this variety is derived from its requirement, since it has a strong growth, to rest on supporting posts, called falanga, therefore falanghina means “vine supported by posts”.