Alpino 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

Alpino 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

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Grapes: Vernaccia, Lagarino Bianco, Nosiola, Verderbara
Style: Sparkling, white 
ABV: 11.5%
Any added sulphites: No 
Filtered: No
Method: Organic, biodynamic
Size: 750ml

Sweet, sour and snappy! A perfect combination of acidity, with the lightness of lime and subtle sweetness of candy floss. Peachy honey notes that finish dry in the mouth with small and smooth bubbles that do not overpower the palate. 

Towering over the alpine city of Trento, at some 700+ meters of altitude, are the tiny parcels of vines tended by Matteo Furlani.  After studying agronomy, not winemaking (he learned that from his father and grandfather) Matteo set his sights on working his land in the most natural of ways, incorporating biodynamic preparations and methodologies in the vineyards today. Soils are surface clay over schist and broken granite, known as sasso dolomitico, planted in several small parcels surrounding the village of Povo, directly above Trento. Wines are fermented either in cement tanks or small glass demijohns with no temperature control, no yeast, no sulfur.  To clarify the wines they are often racked into demijohns during the winter and placed outside in the snow allowing the wine to naturally settle.  The "Metodo Interrotto" or Interrupted Method cuvees essentially refer to an unfinished method Champagnoise, bottle re-fermentation.