AL DI LÀ DEL FIUME - ZIRUDELA 2021
This blend of Albana and Montuni is something completely different and wild. It is 100% whole bunches carbonic macerated in amphore for 8 weeks.
The result is lifted, bright and truly unique. Skin contact, unfined and unfiltered with zero sulphur additions, it’s a perfumed, textural, lo-fi ride with plenty of crunch and pithy, easy-drinking appeal.
A lovely biodynamically farmed blend of Albana and Montuni from the rolling hills of Bologna courtesy of husband and wife team, Danila Mongardi and Gabriele Monti.
MAKER Al di là del Fiume
ORIGIN Emilia-Romagna, Italy
GRAPES Albana, Montuni
We are at the western limit of the large historical cultivation area of Barbera which starts from the north of Piedmont and ends precisely in the hills of Marzabotto, passing through all the northern Apennines.
A wine that manages to interpret with decision the territory characterized by strong, draining and hilly soils. The color is deep purplish, the hints of wild red fruit such as currant, pomegranate and these very vinous notes, outline the unmistakable characters of this wine. The thick and fleshy skin of the grapes allows the tannins to be present in large quantities.
The result is a wine that combines the proud character of Barbera with the delicacy obtained from a soft vinification lasting about 20 days, made only with manual punching down.
Vinified in steel without the addition of yeasts or other substances extraneous to the wine. Small addition of sulfur dioxide to the bottling which guarantees a correct shelf life without affecting the wholesomeness of the wine in the least. Refinement in bottle for about 3 months.