ANCARANI - INDIGENO FRIZZANTE SUI LIEVITI 2018
This very lively, expressive and semi-sparkling wine is produced from the second fermentation in the bottle without disgorging. Slightly opaque straw yellow in colour, it has a pleasantly rustic character that evokes the grape juices, wild herbs, iodine and yeasts. The flavour is refreshing and rich in minerals.
ORIGIN Emilia-Romagna, Italy
MAKER Vini Ancarani
GRAPES 100% Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc)
PAIRING Perfect with shellfish, lobster and risotto.
Vini Ancarani cultivates the vineyards of high vocation in the hills of Faenza near the ‘Oriolo dei Fichi’ zone. A fortified historical site dating back to 1457, among the oldest in Italy. Sangiovese, Albana, Burson, Centesimino, Famoso, are some of the native varieties grown with respect for tradition, preserved in the old family vineyards and renovated in the newly developed systems.
“Every year, I never know how the wine will come out and as long as I have not racked, bottled and left to rest for months, I’m never certain that it will become ‘My’ wine. So I spend months during which I’m assailed by the doubts that it might be not what ‘it’ should be. Winters in which I feel I do not understand it in the right way and never to the end. Ours is a controversial love, doubtful, and like all visceral love is beautiful because it pushes you to accept each other for what it is.” Claudio Ancarani
By choosing cultivation and winemaking based on native varieties, production is limited to the natural expression of the territory. Grapes are thinned out and selected for greater wealth and health. Long maceration times to transfer all components of the grape to wine, and felling of the use of sulphites.