Marmote Rosso 2017 — Croatina
A Wine That
on first sip will have you exclaiming 'Mamma Mia!' and speaking fluent Italian (we're just kidding...) But really, this is an Italian hug in a bottle — think fresh black fruits and a tonof savoury elements... there's a lovely graphite side to this wine and a meaty, rustic edge. It's about as nourishing and warming as wine gets, and we're pretty sure you'll love it as much as we do.
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- Winemaker: Valli Unite
Where and How?
This is organic farming as it was decades ago: old-fashioned sickles are used to hoe the weeds, the vines are fertilised with manures from their cattle and natural green fertilisers composed of clover and weeds and leftovers from the kitchen! The lunar calendar is also followed. There is a mixed farming approach - have livestock is also tended and cereals are planted.
Grapes were hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation occurred naturally, and the maceration period was short - ten days in cement. Aged in cement and stainless steel for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This comes from a small cooperative, meanig there are a few families involved creating this together. It was born over thirty years ago, when three young men were worried and frustrated at the fat that people were moving away from the countryside to find work in the cities. They cared deeply about their land and their wines, and wanted to figure out a way to work collaboratively to ensure a greener and sustainable future for their region.
They merged their vineyards and built stalls for farm animals so they could use organic manure to fertilise their fields and vines. While using traditional methods, this was combined with a positive and forward-thinking mentality. Today, their goal remains the same: work with Nature, not against her, and work to preserve biodiversity.