CANTINA FURLANI, ALPINO NEGRIK VINO ROSSO
Organic, Biodynamic, No sulfites added
Light easy drinking good summer red. serve a little cool. I get a bit of Cranberry, pomegranate, red currant, and tart cherry reminds me of some of my Austrian favorites
Towering over the alpine city of Trento, at some 700+ meters of altitude, are the tiny parcels of vines tended by Matteo Furlani. Matteo is the current custodian of his family plots high in the Dolomites; he is a fourth-generation winemaker.
After studying agronomy, not winemaking (he learned that from his father and grandfather) Matteo set his sights on working his land in the most natural of ways. Chemicals were never a part of what Matteo’s predecessors used to tend the vines yet Matteo took an even more rigorous approach, incorporating biodynamic preparations and methodologies in the vineyards today.
Soils are surface clay over schist and broken granite, known as Sasso dolomitic, planted in several small parcels surrounding the village of Povo, directly above Trento. Vines are trained in the traditional ‘pergola trentina’ allowing for proper ventilation, drying, and sun exposure. Local varieties are prized above all though there is a small planting of pinot noir and chardonnay used to make the “Metodo interrotto” sparkling wines.
Wines are fermented either in cement tanks or small glass demijohns with no temperature control, no yeast, no sulfur. To clarify the wines they are often racked into demijohns during the winter and placed outside in the snow allowing the wine to naturally settle. The “Metodo Interrotto” or Interrupted Method cuvee’s essentially refers to an unfinished method champagnoise, bottle refermentation.
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