The Wine: Moby Dick Orange 2020
Controvento Moby Dick Orange is a skin-contact natural wine (orange wine) from Abruzzo, Central Italy, made from certified organic 100% Trebbiano, and 40% Passerina grapes. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank, 7 days maceration on the skins, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. Moby Dick Orange is a medium body orange wine, with notes of honey and tropical fruit.
The Producer: Controvento
Controvento is a winery located in Rocca San Giovanni, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Central Italy, led by Vincenzo Di Meo. Vincenzo is originally from Bacoli, Campania, Southern Italy. Vincenzo's father bought some land in Rocca San Giovanni at the end of the 1970s planting some vineyards and starting what now has become a 5-hectares organic farm, Controvento – against the wine. Vincenzo mostly works with Montepulciano, Trebbiano, but also small quantities of Passerina, Fiano, and Malvasia. Vincenzo follows a non-interventionist approach in the cellar; fermentations are spontaneous with indigenous yeast, no sulfites are used at any stage of production. All of Controvento's wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Region: Abruzzo