La Perlina

Veneto, Emilia-Romagna - Italy

The Winery

In the quaint village of Vò, at the heart of the Veneto’s Colli Euganei growing region, lies Terre Gaie, home of La Perlina. To drive to the estate is to cross flat land for miles, and then to come - rather unexpectedly - upon hills of arresting size. It is the only area, in fact, with any real altitude within striking distance of Venice. Estates here are well known for their expressive, fragrant white wines and without a doubt they make some of the best Moscato in all of Europe. With their higher elevation and cool, northern clime, Terre Gaie produces Moscato with spectacular aromatics and real depth. La Perlina, for example, is sweet on the mid-palate, but has a delightful, crisp finish and never cloys.

While also a nod to the wine’s perlage (delicate, small bubbles), the name La Perlina refers more directly to the estate’s historic relationship with the sea. Just thirty minutes from the blue Adriatic, the Colli Euganei region benefits from constant breezes and a largely maritime climate. Moreover, some 35 million years ago, at a time when the planet was much warmer, the entire region lay underwater. When the earth cooled and the seas receded, rich, calcareous soils were left behind and, today, they help lend the wines their pronounced aromatics and balanced, acidic structure.

Enologist
Salvatore Lovo
Grapes Grown by Winery
Moscato Giallo, Glera, Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size
105.0 ha
Winemaker
Salvatore Lovo
Winemaker Biography
Moscato comes in many shapes and forms, and few producers have mastered it like Salvatore Lovo. His hallmarks are intense aromas, sweet mid-palates, and crisp, refreshing finishes that surprise and delight!
Winemaker Generation
2nd
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Moscato 375-al Veneto IGT

With soft, pearl-like bubbles, La Perlina, or “Little Pearl,” draws its inspiration from the azure Adriatic Sea near Venice. Grown at a higher altitude than most other whites in the region, it has a natural poise and plenty of zippy character. Sweet and peachy on the mid-palate, then delightfully crisp and clean on the finish. It’s a smile in a bottle.

Color
Pale yellow, with delicate perlage
Nose
Ripe citrus and stone fruit
Palate
Sweet on the mid-palate, then crisp and clean
Finish
Surprisingly crisp and mouth-watering
Vineyard Location
Colli Euganei DOC, Veneto
Vineyard Size
17 ha
Varietals List
100% Moscato
Farming Practices
Sustainably farmed with no use of herbicides; grapes picked by hand; vegan
Elevation
150 m
Soils
Clay and volcanic rock
Maturation Summary
In Steel for 3-6 months and Bottled for 2 months
In Steel
3-6 months
Alcohol
8.0 %
Acidity
6 g/liter
Residual Sugar
118 g/liter
Annual Production
300,000 bottles

Moscato Veneto IGT

With soft, pearl-like bubbles, La Perlina, or “Little Pearl,” draws its inspiration from the azure Adriatic Sea near Venice. Grown at a higher altitude than most other whites in the region, it has a natural poise and plenty of zippy character. Sweet and peachy on the mid-palate, then delightfully crisp and clean on the finish. It’s a smile in a bottle.

Color
Pale yellow, with delicate perlage
Nose
Ripe citrus and stone fruit
Palate
Sweet on the mid-palate, but crisp and clean on the finish
Finish
Surprisingly crisp and mouth-watering
Vineyard Location
Colli Euganei DOC, Veneto
Vineyard Size
17 ha
Varietals List
100% Moscato
Farming Practices
Sustainably farmed with no use of herbicides; grapes picked by hand; vegan
Elevation
150 m
Soils
Clay and volcanic rock
Maturation Summary
In Steel for 3-6 months and Bottled for 2 months
In Steel
3-6 months
Alcohol
8.0 %
Acidity
6 g/liter
Residual Sugar
118 g/liter
Annual Production
300,000 bottles

Rose 375-al Sparkling

Crafted in windswept hills near Venice and the Adriatic Sea, La Perlina rosé offers a refreshing blend of ripe red fruit and complex minerality. Soft, delicate bubbles make it the perfect aperitivo, or stylish beverage on the go. Ideal whether you’re headed to the beach, or just want to accent the evening with a single glass!

Color
Soft pink
Nose
Fruity and complex, with hints of wild strawberry, pear, raspberry and lavender
Palate
Fresh and well-balanced, with a pleasant, mineral-flecked finish
Finish
Clean and crisp
Vineyard Location
Colli Euganei DOC, Veneto
Vineyard Size
90 ha
Varietals List
70% Chardonnay
20% Pinot Noir
10% Merlot
Farming Practices
Sustainably farmed with no use of herbicides; grapes picked by hand; vegan
Elevation
250 m
Soils
River stone and clay
Maturation Summary
In Steel for 3 months and Bottled for months
In Steel
3 months
Alcohol
12.0 %
Acidity
6 g/liter
Residual Sugar
13 g/liter
Annual Production
90 bottles

Pinot Grigio dell’Emilia IGT

From the verdant hills of central Italy comes this mouth-watering companion to La Perlina's crowd-pleasing Moscato and sparkling rose. Loaded with crisp citrus, green apple, and fresh pear, this classic, unoaked Pinot Grigio is juicy, elegant, and balanced - the perfect companion to a cheese and charcuterie plate, picnic on the go, or trip to the beach.

Color
Straw yellow with honeydew highligts
Nose
Fresh pear and green apple with a hint of minerality
Palate
Clean and elegant, with balanced, crisp citrus
Finish
Refreshing, with hints of stone and fresh herbs
Vineyard Location
Emilia-Romagna
Varietals List
100% Pinot Grigio
Farming Practices
Sustainably farmed with no use of herbicides; vegan
Elevation
120-150 m
Soils
Clay argilloso
Maturation Summary
In Steel for 3 months
In Steel
3 months
Alcohol
12.0 %