Macchion dei Lupi Ex Temporaneo Ansonica in Amfora 2019 / 2020

Type: Orange Wine
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Ansonica / Inzolia
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: In the cellar, winemaking takes place entirely in terracotta amphorae: fermentation is spontaneous, using only indigenous yeasts and conducted without temperature control; maceration on the skins lasts up to 5 months, followed by a further 5 months of maturation, always in the same containers. The wine is bottled without undergoing clarification or filtration and spends a final year of refinement in the bottle

Color: Bright golden yellow
Nose: Notes of candied citrus fruits, sea, ripe yellow fruit, aromatic herbs and honey
Palate: Tasty, rich, agile and vibrant, with great freshness

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.