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Sottosopra, NV

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Sicily - Italy
White, Sparkling
100% natural
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From the Grower
"Sottosopra shows an intense golden color and a cloudy texture due to the lees that collect at the bottom of the bottle. Its exuberant foam delivers a fragrant aroma of yellow fruit and Mediterranean herbs, with a pleasant finish of bread crust. The palate is fresh, soft and very savory."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic (certified)
  • Grape Percentage: Grillo 100%
  • Average age of vines: 5
  • Soil type: Calcareous, Clay
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: No added sulphites: <10 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual sugar: 5,83 g/L
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Bottle weight: 700

Additional Information

The grapes are handpicked at the beginning of September. Fermentation is spontaneous and skin contact lasts about 1 week, with manual punching-downs for a gentle extraction. The wine is bottled during alcoholic fermentation that eventually finishes in the bottle, and naturally produces the rich foam that is typical of the pet-nat method.
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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