|Grape/Varietal : Garganega||Color : White Wine|
|Origin : Italy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Veneto||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Angiolino Maule is one of the founding figures of natural farming and wine-making in Italy. He has been setting an example in both practices since the late 1980’s and is now assisted by his two sons, Francesco and Alessandro.
Their estate is located in the hills of Gambellara between Verona and Vicenza where they have 9 hectares of vines on south-facing volcanic soil slopes. The health of the vineyard is maintained by mowing the grass between the vines, using only naturally produced plant compost (which they make on the property), controlling diseases through the use of herbal teas and other natural products, and bringing back the natural balance to the soil by means of sowing cereals or legumes (oats, field beans, etc.)
In the cellar the non-interventionist approach involves eliminating any artificial products such as selected yeasts, enzymes, etc. They use only natural yeasts, do not filter or fine the wine, and add only a very small amount of sulphur dioxide to the wines just before bottling. For some of the wines, sulphur dioxide has been eliminated completely. These wines are about as pure as they get. Not surprisingly, they taste just like delicious grape juice.
This is pure Garganega. Grapes are sourced from Angiolino's highest plots around Gambellara in Vicenza. The wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation - where natural yeasts in the winery's environment and grape skins start the fermentation, as opposed to anything manufactured. Maturation takes place in large 15 hl oak barrels for 12 months. It is then bottled without filtration or added sulphites.
Pico is pure Garganega, an extraordinary white – honeyed in colour with aromas and flavours of ripe nectarine and apricot as well as complex balsam and smoke aromatics.
Pairs Well With:
Capers and Halibut
DC Salas - Time Well Spent (Massimo P Remix)