🍇 25% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 25% Marsanne, 25% Ortrugo, 25% Other White varieties
Region: EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY
Farming/Vinification: Denavolo is the private domain of Giulio Armani, the long-time winemaker at Emilia's La Stoppa. Armani founded his domain in 2005 in the town of Travo and sources his grapes from a nearby three-hectare, biodynamically-run vineyard. Here, he makes white wine in the manner of red wine, that is to say with prolonged skin maceration and pumping of the wine over the caps, technique designed to extract colour, flavour compounds, and tannins for reds.
A blend from 28-year old vines, this wine comes only from those at the bottom of the slope at Denavolo. Grapes are hand-picked and destemmed before fermenting naturally for more than one to two weeks on the skins. There are 7 to 8 pumpovers in the first few days, and the wine is both fermented and aged in stainless steel without any additional SO2.
Notes: A complex, voluminous and fresh orange wine. Highly aromatic, full-bodied, and tannic. Yellow plum, caramel, spices, floral.