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Terraquilia 'Terrebianche' Lambrusco

Hand harvested off the borth facing La Riva vineyard, which is cooler, windier and with a higher clay content best suited for white varieties. De-stemmed followed by a natural fermentation in stainless steel. Some time on lees to add texture. Naturally settled and racked off gross lees then bottled with some fine lees. Second fermentation in bottle. 12 months on lees prior to release. Unfiltered and with natural sediment left to add complexity.

Terraquilia is a 9 ha organically farmed estate run by Romano Mattioli and his daughter, Giorgia, and son-in-law, Francesco. The vines are located in the Apennine mountains and are planted at 400-500m. At this altitude the vines enjoy cool breezes as well as influence from the Panaro River. Terraquilia is the ancient name for Giulia, the area where the winery is located. The family has a history of producing Lambrusco in a manner that respects traditional since the 70’s. All the wines are produced in the ancestrale method, which involves a natural secondary fermentation in bottle. Romano’s imperative is to emphasize a natural way of production, with minimal intervention in the cellar and minimal SO2. With a staunch commitment to sustainability, the winery is constructed with all natural wood materials and includes a system that recovers rainwater. The wines are wildly expressive of their origin.

Winemaker: Romano Mattioli
Country: Italy
Region: Emilia Romagna
Type: Sparkling, White
Variety: Grechetto Gentile, Trebbiano
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted around 2003
Soil: Clay dominant with some marl and limestone