Grechetto IGT Umbria "La Palmetta"
100% Grechetto. From certified-bodynamic vines, planted with traditional palmetta-style training in 1987 on the estate's typical heavy clay soils with limestone. The bunches are hand-harvested early in the morning and immediately destemmed and gently pressed while the fruit is still cool. Only the free-run juice is fermented spontaneously in open wooden vats (tini) without temperature control or sulfur and with 24 hours of skin contact. The controlled and gradual oxygenation--from open-topped fermentation and from rackings during its aging on fine lees in tank--eliminates the need for sulfur in the wine. It is bottled without any sulfur or filtration.