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Dietro le Case, 2021

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Sicily - Italy
Field Blend, Inzolia, Inzolia Regina, Inzolia Cappuccia
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From the Grower
"Dietro le Case means “behind the houses”, the place where my 50+ year-old Inzolia vines live in Tenuta Belicello, from a a massal selection of older clones planted by my grandfather in 1920s. Its bouquet is rich and complex, with scents of chamomile and broom flowers, yellow apple and a touch of thyme and wild herbs. It is full and smooth on the palate, with a balanced acidity and a persistent saline aftertaste that develops a smoky character after refining for several years."
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  • Organic (certified)
  • Grape Percentage: Inzolia (different biotypes) 100%
  • Average age of vines: 50
  • Soil type: Calcareous, Clay
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: 40 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Filtered (5 microns)
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual sugar: 1,1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Bottle weight: 400

Additional Information

4 different phenotypes of Inzolia have developed in the vineyard Dietro le Case from the original vines planted 100+ years ago. This unique field blend stands out for personality and finesse, and fully represents the identity of terroir. The grapes are carefully handpicked the first half of September. Spontaneous fermentation and 48 hours skin contact. After pressing, the fermentation continues for 8-10 days in steel tanks. After spontaneous malolactic, the wine refines for 4 months on its fine lees with weekly batonnages.
My name is Marilena Barbera, and I am proprietor and winemaker at my boutique winery based in Menfi, Sicily. I believe in organic viticulture and agro-homeopathic protection of my vines, and I strive to make wine in a natural way, respecting the main elements that make terroir here so special: the sun, the ocean and the sea breeze. I use wild yeast for all fermentations - both spontaneous and from pied-de-cuve - and avoid any additives and winery practices the may alter the influence of terroir, and the personality of each grape variety. My wines do not contain GMO, nor animal derived elements, and are suitable for vegans. I do not use concentration, micro-oxygenation or other invasive procedures: my wines are not fined, stabilization is performed by only using cold temperature, filtration is very gentle (never below 5 micron) or totally avoided, and sulfites are always at the minimum possible level. All processes are monitored in order to implement quality and traceability, and to guarantee environmental respect.
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