[SHIPPING FROM 2ND AUGUST]
Wines Grown by Fresh Water:
1. Ombretta Agricola • Bianco Mosso • Verduzzo Tevigiano • Italy - Irrigated from the River Piave, in the shadow of the Dolomites, where it meets the Adriatic.
Alex della Vecchia learnt his skills from the late Ernesto Cattel of Costadliá, who was famous for rejecting the chemically reliant prosecco winemaking prevalent in the area. Instead, he pioneered natural sustainable processes in the mountains of Veneto. Wine is made from 10 days skin contact of Veduzzo Trevigiano, aged in old barrels for 6 months before second fermentation is kickstarted in the bottle using passito grapes and fresh juice. This wine is chosen because it’s an example of a briny fresh water wine, where the river and sea inevitably meet.
2. Bodega Cauzón • Cauzón Blanco • Macabeo, Viogner, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc • Spain - This wine is not grown by a river or freshwater lake but on the north face of the Sierra Nevada desert. Rainfall is very rare; the region couldn’t be drier. So why the inclusion? Former Michelin star chef turned winemaker, Ramón Saavedra, has found a way to work with the limited irrigational resources available in this remote and barren part of the world. He’s located a fresh water well that fills up once a year with thawed snow from the tall mountain that looms over his vines. From this he waters his grapes.
3. Le Coste • Rosso di Gaetano • Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot • Italy - Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron work 14 hectares of land that sits next to one of Italy’s biggest and most beautiful volcanic lakes, Lago di Bolsena. Their vineyard is peppered with olive groves, chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. They use biodynamic principles, meaning the vines thrive off healthy nutrient heavy soils. 3 week skin contact of half Sangiovese, and the other half a mix of Merlot and Syrah.
4. Martin Nittnaus • Grüner Veltliner Manila • Grüner Veltliner • Austria - Grüner Veltliner grown on the shores of Lake Neusidlersee, in the Austrian village of Jois. Soil is a mix of loam, clay and lots of pebbles, perfect for the vines to irrigate from the waters edge.
Grapes see 7 days of skin contact (maceration) in 1000L clay amphoras, before the juice is pressed and aged for 7 further months in the same vessel. The Nittnaus Brothers describe their wine as "Adventure. And the Beauty of Adventure. Grüner Veltliner MANILA. Charging the Fortress of Grüner Veltliner. Freeing this grape and sending it on an adventure, just like going to Manila. When she returns, she has changed, almost not recognizable. But with new character and something to tell. You listen."
5. Disznókó • Tokaji Dry Furmint • Furmint • Hungary - Made by an estate dating back to 1502, vines grown right by the confluence of two mountain rivers, the Bodrog and the Tisa. Winters are extremely cold, spring is cool and dry, and summers are very hot. 20 to 25-year-old vines are situated on thick loess soil, with complex volcanic soil on the south facing vineyards.
6. Tasting notes and food pairings in a bespoke booklet.
7. Poster with artwork by Eliza Hopewell printed on 270gsm mohawk paper.
8. Oranj Stickers
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