Once Upon a Time 2016, Ajola (Umbria, Italy)

Once Upon a Time 2016, Ajola (Umbria, Italy)

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Grapes: Chardonnay, Trebbiano Toscano, Verdello and Drupeggio
Style: Orange
ABV: 13%
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Method: Organic

With delicate flavours of mandarin and minerals, here is a wine that is whistle-clean with fine tannins and every little detail in place. Having been aged for five years, the wine has developed beautifully and is incredibly complex, each sip further evoking the rolling Tuscan hills of its origin.

A blend of Chardonnay, Trebbiano Toscano, Verdello and Drupeggio. The grapes were fermented on skins for ten days, before eighteen months of elevage in an old barrel. Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, with no additional sulphites.  

Ajola is a small farm situated in the rolling hills outside Orvieto, at the crossroads of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. Here, Jacopo Battista farms three and a half hectares of vines up to seventy five years old planted over sandy loam of volcanic origin. Facing east at some 440 metres above sea level, the situation lends a fresh, fragrant character to the wines. Recently, Jacopo has also begun farming a further hectare and a half of Procanico and Ansonica from old vineyards closer to Lago di Bolsena, where the volcanic soils are made up of black sand and stones.