AL DI LÀ DEL FIUME - SARAMAT BARBERA 2019
Biodynamic wines. This is a wine that is able to interpret the area of Barbera by strong, draining and hilly terrain. The colour is deep purple, aromas of red fruit and wild currant and pomegranate are unmistakable characteristics of this wine. The thick skin and fleshy of grapes allows the tannins to be present in large quantities. The result is a wine that combines the character proud of Barbera with the delicacy made from a soft vinification lasted about 20 days, made only with manual punching.
All the wines had fermentation in stainless steel, without the addition of either yeast or other foreign substances to the wine. Small addition of sulfur dioxide ( 2gr/hl) bottling. Refining in bottle for about 6 months.
ORIGIN Bolognese Hills, Italy
MAKER Al di là del Fiume
PAIRING Pasta, veal and pork
Al di là del Fiume (beyond the river) started in 2006 as the brainchild of husband and wife Danila Mongardi & Gabriele Monti. Their farm is located in the area in front of the Monte Sole Regional Park in Marzabotto, just outside of Bologna, Emilia Romagna. They created a multifunctional biodynamic agricultural organism with productive, educational, recreational, artistic and therapeutic activities aimed at the wellbeing of man and the environment. The farm consists of three hectares of vineyards, one hectare of vegetable garden, half a hectare of ancient fruits, one hectare of ancient cereals and half a hectare of traditional medicinal plants.
They run their 27 hectares of land as a cultural and spiritual escape, offering biodynamic farming classes, art tuition, cooking classes, a sanctuary for ideas and those wanting to slow down and reconnect with nature.
These wines come from a diverse and rich farm where wine is just a part of the balance of what they do. Each wine we have seen from this incredible cosmic team has been simply breathtaking, pure and energetic.