Denavolo 'Catavel', Emilia-Romagna, Italy 2020
The Colli Piacentini has a long history of grape growing, dating back to 700BC at least. It is here Giulio Armani finds his home, releasing his first wines in 2005. Some of you may know his as winemaker at natural wine stalwart La Stoppa in Piacenza for a long time. His approach is natural, orange wines, unfined & unfiltered. Denavolo’s three hectares of steep, climbing, sandy, limestone-rich soils reach heights of 350-500 meters above sea level. Delicate bouquet of pretty, orange citrus, pineapple and sage. Light and fresh, orange peel, candied lemon, sweet and sour. Bright acidity, touch of tannins - drink this all day, everyday.
Pairing: Apertif hour, snacks
Grapes: 25% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 25% Ortugo, 24% Marsanne, 24% Trebbiano, 1% Santa Maria, 1% Sauvignon Blanc
Soil: stony chalk soils at the very top of the hill (650m) called Campo Rotonde
Viticulture: Organic, biodynamic, natural