Dinavolino 2020, Denavolo (Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

Dinavolino 2020, Denavolo (Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

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Grapes: Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Marsanne and Ortrugo
Style: Orange
Method: Organic 
ABV: 10.5%
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

Orange blossom, grapefruit zest and lime cordial. A rounded, fleshy body and sating apricot and tea-like notes.

Dinavolino is one of those typically Emilia-Romagna wines, intensely aromatic and textured from the white grapes undergoing a lengthy skin maceration, with plenty of mouth-watering acidity. If you’re looking for the heady, floral notes and tannins then look no further. Despite temperatures in this area getting quite high, the site that the grapes for Dinavolino come from is a lofty 1500m above sea level, meaning the grapes can be harvested fairly late and at full maturity, whilst keeping the finished wine low in alcohol, this year even below 11%. So there is drinkablity, but in no way at the expense of complexity. The grapes are harvested with an alcohol potential of about 11.5%, so that the must is quite acidic and allows the wine to be made without the addition of sulphites since the acidity protects it significantly. Sensational orange wine without breaking the bank.

Denavolo is a small winery that has adopted the name of the mountain that presides over it, in Emilia-Romagna near the Apennines. It is run by Giulio Armani, wine theorist and scholar. Its vineyards are between 350 and 600 metres high and between all the plots cover 5 hectares. The winery produces about 20,000 bottles a year.