Orsi Vigneto San Vito Grotto Pignoletto 2018 / 2020

Type: White
Country: Italy
Region: Emilia Romagna
Grape Variety: 100% Pignoletto
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Humid, subtropical climate that has virtually no dry season
Terroir: Vineyards located at 200m above sea level, on a soilbed of limestone and clay. Average age of vines is 15 years
Winemaking: Hand-harvested in September when grapes are fully ripe. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in large Slavonian oak barrels. Aged for 9 months on its own lees in the same barrels, then aged for a further 6 months in the bottle. Unfined and unfiltered

Color: Deep straw yellow
Nose: Broad and fresh, notes of tropical fruit meet hints of citrus zest and white flowers
Palate: Balanced, fruity, slightly mineral and persistent on the palate

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.