Filarole Azienda Agricola / Fatto Coi Piedi Vino Bianco 2018 / 750mL
Grapes: Malvasia di Candia and Ortrugo
Geography: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Features: Orange wine, Indigenous yeast
Fatto Coi Piedi, which means “made with feet” features the stunning Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, a grape variety found only near Piacenza and a few other areas close by. It is a thick-skinned, very aromatic grape, which turns out to be perfect for a skin-contact wine.
Varieties: 35% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 35% Ortrugo, 25% Trebbiano, 5% mixed indigenous varieties
Age of Vines: 50 years on average
Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked in small crates, selected, then crushed, and fermented using only indigenous yeast. Maceration takes 21 – 30 days with frequent punch-downs. Aged in fiberglass tank until bottling in spring. No fining, filtration, or sulfites added (total SO2 under 10ppm).
Personality: a sunny, outspoken orange wine with an intense aroma of flowers and grapes. Delicate tannins, nice salinity. Lovely with saffron risotto, carbonara, or other non-tomato-based pasta dishes; also cured or raw fish, or Asian cuisine (curry chicken, spicy stir-fries, laksa soup…)