Cenatiempo Biancolella Ischia, Campania, Italy 2020
Ischia is a volcanic island, just off the coast of Campania, near the city Naples. The whites show the characteristic 'struck flint' character of volcanic terroirs. They are distinctive, zesty, and exciting.
Grapes: Biancolella and Forastera (two grapes whose origins are unclear but which are both now widely grow on the island)
Soil: half the production from his own biodynamically farmed grapes and half from other growers in the island
Pairing: Light shellfish preparations, gnocchi with herbs, white bean soup