Alpino Macerato 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

Alpino Macerato 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

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Grapes: Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau
Style: Sparkling, white
ABV: 11.5%
Any added sulphites: No
Method: Organic, biodynamic
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

Dry and accurate on the palate with fresh citrus notes on soft, creamy bubbles. Ultimate summer refreshment.

The grapes are harvested in late September and fermented spontaneously, with the addition of indigenous yeasts only. Sulfur dioxide is not added and the lunar cycles for decanting are followed.

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.