Rosso 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

Rosso 2019, Cantina Furlani (Trentino, Italy)

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Grapes: Pavana della Valsugana, Rossara, Turca, Negrara
Style: Sparkling Red
ABV: 11.5%
Production: Low intervention
Any added sulphites: No
Filtered: No
Size: 75cl

Dry but juicy; fruits of the forest, peaches, spice.

Sparkling red wines have a mixed reputation - often criticised for being overly sweet, they are too often overlooked entirely as a relic of a bygone age. But in the past few years, a new generation of natural winemakers and drinkers have decided to give these wines a proper chance, minus the industrial production and added sugar, and as a result the thirst for them is returning. We’ve certainly noticed a dramatic increase in requests for them in recent years, and quite rightly, too - because as this Rosso Frizzante by ‘Fizz Wizzard’ Matteo Furlani  proves, they can be dry, juicy and absolutely delicious. As always with Matteo's sparkling wines, this bubbly red was made with wild yeast and no added sulphur or dosage (added sugar) to capture the most of an incredible field blend of indigenous grapes. Fresh and bright as a summer’s morning in the mountains of Trentino but with enough warmth, texture and succulent fruit to carry us through until Christmas, too.

Cantina Furlani is located in Vigolo Vattaro, in the province of Trento. It is a small artisan cellar run by Matteo Furlani who cultivates its six hectares of vineyards. The vineyards of Matteo are found on limestone soils and are cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics, refusal of herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. In cellar Matteo Furlani prefers spontaneous fermentations, indigenous yeasts, little sulfur and for travasi follows lunar cycles. Wines of Cantina Furlani are of embarrassing drinkability.