For over 15 years, we’ve been living and traveling in Italy, creating a portfolio of terroir-driven wines for wine-lovers, from groovy daily-drinkers to fine and natural wines; we’re still keen after all these years to explore Italy’s kaleidoscope of native grape and soils to find those exceptional producers, from classic growers in well-known areas to the underdogs working the land off the radar.
Our portfolio leans toward savory and vinous wines with alcohol levels in check; we’re suckers for the tension volcanic and limestone soils bring to wines. You notice quite a few mountain and island wines in our portfolio. We don’t fly the naturalista flag, though we have quite a few ‘natural wine’ producers; we’re cool with a little brett or VA, but we don’t want sloppy wines and we’d like to talk about possibly more than just sulphur levels. That said, we have lots of information on this site to be transparent as possible with the families and growers (not grape buyers and bottlers) we work with.
We feel that we’re in the midst of another Italian wine revolution, more poetic and serious than the ‘quality’ revolution of the 1980’s, one where producers are more confident and sensitive to echo Italy’s many soils and varieties. Throw in Italy’s regional culinary traditions, and these are good times, tempi belli, to be an Italian wine (and food) lover. We’re excited about getting these wines to your table – and ours.
Founder of PortoVino.