The Wine: Super White 2019
Luca Bevilacqua Super White is a white natural wine from Abruzzo, Central Italy, made from a blend of 80% Trebbiano d'Abruzzo grapes and 20% unknown varietals farmed sustainably on clay-based soils. Spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. Light to medium body natural wine, notes of white flowers, pear, and citrus.
The Producer: Luca Bevilacqua
Luca is a sommelier by trade with a penchant for natural wine and natural winemaking. Unlike most Italian sommelier, who for the most part are trained to appreciate conventionally made wine, Luca was always fascinated by natural wine and low-intervention winemaking techniques. Luca makes wine from vineyards located in Atessa, a small town of the Sangro River Valley, in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo. Luca focuses almost exclusively on Abruzzo's indigenous grape varietals – Trebbiano, Montepulciano, Passerina, and Pecorino – grown on clayey soils, transforming them in easy-drinking uncomplicated natural wines.
The Region: Abruzzo