Orsi Posca Rossa Akazia Barrel and Amfora NV

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Emilia Romagna
Grape Variety: Barbera, Negretto, Sangiovese and a small percentage of international varieties
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Humid, subtropical climate that has virtually no dry season
Terroir: Vines grow on a soilbed of clay. Average age of vines is 40 years old
Winemaking: The wines have been made in different ways and in different vessels. The majority of the blend is made up of wine from the most recent vintage and the vat is constantly being topped up with young wine to prevent oxidation. This ‘perpetual cuvée’ is a wine that slowly changes and evolves over time

Color: Ruby red
Nose: Fruity nose of black currant and small red berries
Palate: Fascinating combination of bright fruit, great acidity and an earthy, savoury character

About the Winery:
Federico Orsi’s biodynamic farm is in a beautiful part of the Colli Bolognesi, just outside Bologna. These hills were known locally for producing great wines for many years, before the local grapes and this humble appellation fell out of favour with drinkers, leading to many leaving their farms to seek jobs in the city.

Since purchasing the land and converting it to biodynamics, Federico has been on a mission to put the region back on the map and over the past few years we’ve watched the wines go from strength to strength. Diversity is embraced fully, the vegetables grown here are now served at several of Emilia’s great restaurants and you’ll also find a small group of the local Mora Romagnola pigs roaming the farm. From these, Federico makes some of the most delicious Mortadella you are ever likely to eat.

In the cantina, Federico is always experimenting, fermenting and ageing in all sorts of vessels in countless ways. The end goal is the same, to make wines which are honest, delicious and representative of the territory.