Macchion dei Lupi 500 Vino Bianco Pet Nat NV

Type: Sparkling Wine
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and warmer, dry summers
Terroir: Vineyards located in the foothills rich in stones and minerals of volcanic origin, exposed to strong daily temperature ranges
Winemaking: Hand-picked in the biodynamically farmed vineyards and fermented spontaneously. Second fermentation without disgorgement, while remaining on the noble lees

Color: Bright orange
Nose: Citrusy aromas with hints of tropical fruits
Palate: Delicious, lively with fresh bubbles. Smooth, savoury and fresh on the palate

About the Winery:
In 2003, Carlo purchased and planted 2ha of land in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma near the medieval town of Surreveto. His dream began in 2005 with his winery Macchion dei Lupi where he works with and manually harvests a beautiful land of extreme soil types and slopes.

Today, he farms 4.5ha of vines and olive trees that are certified organic and follow biodynamic principles. Carlo grows Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ansonica, and Trebbiano. There are 2 types of soils; sandy and volcanic rocks and schist which translates to very aromatic wines and saline. Harvest is done manually.

The vinifications are all done with indigenous yeasts and the wines are never fined or filtered. Only a small amount of SO2 is added at bottling.  Total production is on average 20,000 bottles.