Terre de Pietra is situated near the village of San Martino Buon Albergo to the east of Verona. It is run by Laura Albertina with the help of her husband Christian and consultant oenologist, Flavio Peroni. Laura farms a mere 4.5 hectares split between two vineyards located at the Torbe de Negrar where the vines are grown at altitudes of up to 500metres above sea level, and in the Marcellise where the vines are much older at 40 years of age. The estate converted to organics in 2011, yields are low and Laura believes in as little intervention as possible. Vigna del Peste comes from vines grown in the Marcellise at 300 metres above sea level. It is a blend of 90% Garganega, 5% Pinot Bianco and 5% Muller and is raised in stainless steel tanks, spending 3 months in bottle before release. Delicate yet floral, this pairs well with mildly spicy food.
A clear pale-yellow in the glass. Aromas of apricot, lemon and almond. On the palate, light and refreshing with a forward yet balanced acidity. Look for notes of honey and orange peel. The finish is short with slightly spicy hints. Drink with scampi alla Veneziana, cuttlefish risotto with squid ink or slow roasted chicken with wild mushrooms and tomato sauce.