The Wine: Super Natura Bianco NV
Loose Wines Super Natura Bianco is a sparkling wine made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Trebbiano, and 5% Chardonnay farmed organically and grown on sand and gravel with partially clay soil in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Winemaker's notes: semi-aromatic profile with hints of fresh garden herbs, tropical fruits, ripe citrus notes, yeasty and mineral forward; Crisp yet round, refreshing, rich with a sapid finish and a persistent after taste of herbs and white and yellow floral notes.
The Producer: Randi for Loose Wines
Randi is a family-owned winery located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy and run by mother and son Giovanna and Massimo Randi. The estate has always been focused on sustainable agriculture and indigenous varietals and is now practicing certified organic farming.
Loose Wines, was created by visionary wife and husband Bo Yeong and Kevin Carney, a low-key power couple of California cool, also founders of Mohawk General Store, the iconic east side Los Angeles lifestyle store. Avid travelers, seekers of beauty, Bo and Kevin were inspired by their friends Nikki and Yusuke Tsukamoto’s art and decided to collaborate and create a wine label that matched their love of wine that is ‘loosely’ defined, mostly natural poolside sipping young and fresh.
The Region: Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna is a region as famous for its wines as it is for its incredibly rich culinary tradition. Who hasn't tried products such as Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Culatello di Zibello DOP? Who hasn't typical dishes such as Tortellini di Modena, Lasagne alla Bolognese, or Tagliatelle? It is safe to say that Emilia-Romagna set the standards for Italian culinary excellence worldwide.
Emila-Romagna is located in the northern part of Italy and is the only Italian region with traits of coast both to the east and west. Its territory is mostly flat, dominated by Italy's longest river, Po river, and by Italy's largest flatland, called Pianura Padana, the most fertile agricultural region of the peninsula.
Emilia-Romagna borders with Lombardy (north-west), Veneto (north), Marche (south), Tuscany (south-west), and Liguria (west). Bologna is the region's capital and of the Italian cities with the highest quality of life - it is also home of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
In popular culture, Emilia-Romagna found new glory in recent years precisely thanks to its unmatched food culture. "Osteria Francescana", the brainchild of "poet chef" Massimo Bottura, was voted best restaurant in the world for 2016 by the World's 50 Best Restaurants' jury.
Moreover, Aziz Ansari's hit show "Master of None" is set in Modena, where Aziz (Dev) is an apprentice chef at a traditional Tortellini di Modena shop who's on a mission to try and eat each and every local delicacy he comes across.