Litrotto Bianco (1L), 2018 - L'Archetipo
A family business making family size, one litre bottles of wine. Valentino and his four children make organic, biodynamic, and no-till regenerative, ‘synergistic’ viticulture by day, inspired by the evening teachings of Fukuoka and Steiner by night. Valentino's vines are trained in ‘freestanding espalier’ where the growth is not restricted. This wine has had a 5 day skin contact, giving it a lovely ambient hum. Pure, unadulterated Puglian wine.
Despina, 2020 - Quarticello
Bubbles with grapefruit zest and a touch of saltiness at the tip of the tongue. Far more complex than the typical Italian sparkling, this is definitely not the glass of Prosecco your ex-lover used to order.
Lo Sfuso di Collina, 2020 - Monteforche
A tribute to the kind of wines Alfonso’s father and grandfather were making on this farm for many years. This is a textbook vino da tavola from young, healthy vines. A blend of Cabernet Franc and a number of heirloom varietals, this spends a couple of weeks on skins before ageing in cement for around a year. A spritely wine that often carries a little spritz upon opening, the nose laden with pepper, the palate full of little black fruits. A bottle to reach for time and time again.