Bombino Bianco (bomb-bee-no bee-ahn-ko)
Sogno di Volpe translates to ‘The Fox’s Dream’ and the name was inspired by a famous childhood fable called ‘The Fox and the Grapes’, which was written in the 1st century AD by the Greek writer Fedro. The fox in the story fails to reach the grapes that he desires and claims he will try again when the grapes are ‘more ripe’. The fairy tale teaches us that we should not lessen the goals we cannot reach right away.
Bombino Bianco is an indigenous grape variety to Puglia. The name translates to ‘small bomb’, which is most likely due to the shape of the grape bunches on the vine. This crisp and refreshing wine pairs well with salads, fish, seafood, chicken, turkey, cured meats, sautéed vegetables, brie, mozzarella, and creamy dishes.
Ariano has been using organic agricultural methods since 1997 and all of their wines are certified organic. These principles are carried on by the present generation represented by Frederica Ariano and Aldo Avello who look after the technical and production side and by Manuela Ariano and Omar Leonardi who are responsible for the commercial and marketing aspects of the winery.