LA VILLANA - BIANCO 2020
Delicious, zero addition wine from a small producer in Lazio, Italy. This wine is fun and fresh, well-rounded. Think peaches, green apple and vanilla essence.
ORIGIN Lazio, Italy
MAKER La Villana
GRAPES Malvasia, Trebbiano
The most important part of winemaking happens in the vineyard. We take great care to respect not only the grapevines but also the rest of the biodiversity surrounding the vines. We only use a fraction of the permitted doses of copper and sulphur in organic vineyard management and supplement with various biodynamic preparations and practices. During the winter months, our sheep graze under the vines and help to fertilize the soils. We do not consider ourselves purely "organic" or 'biodynamic" but rather aim to nurture nature, respect our environment, and listen to the natural rhythms of the earth, sun, moon, and stars.
Our old vineyards are small parcels rescued from retired “villani” in Gradoli. Most are planted with Greghetto (Sangiovese) and Procanico (Trebbiano) and other local varietals including Aleatico, Ciliegiolo, Montepulciano, Malvasia, and Moscato.
Our new vineyards will be planted within the next two to three years using the "mass selection" method: grafting American rootstock with hand-picked buds from the healthiest autochthonous vines in Gradoli.