Furlani

Mae Son Rosso Frizzante 2022

$27
$27

Furlani Mae Son Rosso Frizzante is a red wine made from old indigenous varietals, including Pavana, Rosara, Negrara, and Turca. The grapes are harvested by hand when they achieve ideal ripeness, typically in late September. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in open stainless steel vats, with 20 days of skin contact. The freshly fermented wine is then aged on the lees in steel vats before aging in barrels for six months. It is then racked and undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, where it rests for four months.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Sparkling
Farming:, Organic, Biodynamic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 12%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Trentino–Alto Adige
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Minestrone d'orzo.

 

Producer profile

Furlani

Matteo Furlani, a fourth-generation winemaker, is the dedicated custodian of his family's vineyards above the alpine city of Trento in the Dolomites at over 700 meters. His approach to winemaking, honed not through formal study but through the knowledge passed down from his father and grandfather, emphasizes a deep connection to the land and a commitment to natural methods.

Matteo's vineyards, characterized by soils of surface clay over schist and broken granite (known locally as sasso dolomitico), are spread across several small parcels near the village of Povo, just above Trento. He employs the traditional 'Pergola Trentina' training system for the vines, ensuring optimal ventilation, drying, and sun exposure. While local grape varieties are his primary focus, Matteo cultivates a small amount of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which he uses in his "Metodo Interrotto" sparkling wines.

Matteo's winemaking process is distinctly natural and minimalistic. Fermentation occurs in cement tanks or small glass demijohns without temperature control, using only native yeasts, and without adding sulfur. A unique aspect of his process involves clarifying the wines by racking them into demijohns and placing them outside in the snow during winter. This natural settling process in the cold gives the wines' clarity and purity. The "Metodo Interrotto," or Interrupted Method, refers to his unique take on the traditional Champagne method, involving bottle re-fermentation but with an unfinished twist.

Matteo Furlani's approach is not just a winemaking style but a reflection of his respect for the environment and commitment to authentic, natural winemaking. His wines, a result of this careful and thoughtful process, are a true expression of the unique terroir of the Dolomites.

Wine region

Trentino–Alto Adige, Italy

Trentino-Alto Adige is the northernmost wine region in Italy, bordering Austria. This region is divided into two distinct areas: Trentino in the south and Alto Adige (also known as Südtirol) in the north. Trentino is predominantly Italian-speaking, while Alto Adige has a primarily German-speaking population, reflecting its historical ties to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The region covers approximately 15,800 hectares of vineyards and produces around 1.3 million hectoliters of wine annually, with over 70% being white wine. The primary grape varieties in Trentino-Alto Adige are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Schiava. The area is known for its diverse wine styles, including white, red, sparkling, and fortified wines.

Trentino, the southern part of the region, is renowned for producing crisp, mineral-driven white wines such as Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. It is also famous for red wines like Teroldego and Marzemino. The region is home to several DOCs, including Trentino DOC, Trentino Superiore DOC, and Trentino Riserva DOC. These appellations are known for their strict production standards and high-quality wines.

Alto Adige, or Südtirol, produces some of Italy's finest white wines, including Pinot Bianco, Gewürztraminer, and Moscato Rosa. The region's red wines, such as Lagrein and Pinot Nero, are also highly regarded. The region's DOCs, such as Alto Adige DOC and Alto Adige Valle Isarco DOC, reflect its commitment to quality and diversity in winemaking. The Terlano DOC is particularly noted for its excellent white wines, including Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

The climate in Trentino-Alto Adige is characterized by warm summers and cold winters, with significant diurnal temperature variations. This climate, combined with the region's varied topography and soil types, contributes to the complexity and uniqueness of its wines. The valley floors heat up quickly in the summer, sending warm air into the vineyard-lined slopes, resulting in ripe and flavorful grapes.

Overall, Trentino-Alto Adige offers a rich tapestry of wine styles and grape varieties, making it a fascinating region for wine lovers to explore. The combination of Italian and Germanic influences, along with the region's alpine terroir, creates wines that are both distinctive and highly prized.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.