Grapes: Sgavetta + Termanira
Region: Emilia Romagna, Italy
Soils: Gravel + Silt
Vinification: Destemmed and directly pressed. Grape must is mixed back in with the base wine before bottling, then fermentation continues in the bottle.
Aging: 9 months in bottle
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: Cà de Noci was established in 1993 by brothers Giovanni and Alberto Masini on their family’s estate near Reggio Emilia.
For more than thirty years, the family has had a walnut forest on the property (hence the name “Walnut Farm”). In the 700’s, the province of Emilia-Romagna was known to have over 100 different grape varieties. The Masinis wanted to plant local, traditional grapes that were slowly disappearing, among them Spergola, Malbo Gentile and Montericco.
The vines are planted in five hectares of rocky limestone soil along the Crostolo river. The dryness, and general poorness of the soils help give these grapes all their powerful flavor and
minerality. All the vines were planted in the 90’s and are therefore fairly young. They are cultivated using certified organic methods and only minimal treatments of natural copper/sulfate and biodynamic decoctions from plant or animal sources are used.