50% Aglianico, 50% Sciacinosa from Campania, Italy. Certified Biodynamic, Organic & Vegan.
ABOUT: Terra di Briganti is linked to a minimalistic approach both in the vineyard (8 hectares biodynamically farmed) and in the cellar avoiding over-produced wines. This is a declassified wine (no DOC) from Campania, Sannio. Vineyards are located 300 Meters above seal level (South and SE exposure). Casalduni varied nature of soils includes Sandstone and Clay. Marked by continental climate with snow in the winter time, rugged Sannio is the coolest part of the Campania region.
VINIFICATION: Guyot training system. The harvest for Sciascinoso takes place in the 3rd week of September, while the Aglianico is harvested in the 3rd week of October. The two varietals are separately processed from the beginning. The hand harvested grapes are carried to the cellar in 18kg bins and then double sorted, de-stemmed and then pressed. The must clarifies itself with static gravity in stainless steel vats where ferments with only the help of the indigenous yeast at controlled temperature. The partially sweet wine is left to refine on its lees for about 6 months. At the beginning of the Spring the wine is bottled. The natural increase of the temperature favors the resumption of the fermentation inside the bottle and the yeast eats all the sugar in excess. Unfined and unfiltered. It is recommended to suspend the natural sediment in the bottle before consume in order to fully enjoy this fun wine. Just turn the bottle upside down a bit (not too much). Open the bottle only when very chilled and avoiding any rushed movement. The slower, the better. BOTTLES PRODUCED 2.000
TASTING NOTES: Almost light Cherry colored upon sight, this pet nat offers a good bubble intensity. Appealing floral sensations lead into Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blood Orange, then to a soft touch of White Pepper. Due to its time on its own lees, the wine displays as well a Cidery note, and a touch of yeasty astringency. The palate is dry (no residual sugar left) and gives way to a lingering finish marked by good supporting acidity. SERVICE TEMPERATURE 10°C (50 F)
FOOD PAIRING: This Pet Nat is an excellent option for all Cured Meats, Game, Ragu, Pizza, Antipasti, Duck, BBQ, Light Salads, Fried Fish, Scallops and Tempura.