Beautiful day in every sense: finally spring, a walk in the Tortona area and the prospect of tasting organic and natural wines from 80 producers.
The atmosphere is cheerful and slowly the room is filled with curious, expert and holy drinkers with a glass in their hand.
Natural wines contain the scents of the territory and represent it, the proximity to nature, the obsessive care of the product and the work on the vineyard are the essence to find the "perfect" grape and you get to fermentation everyone has their own philosophy, steel or wood explained with an impetus between passion and alchemy, did you know that the avant-garde is aging in amphora? The goal is to create the magic of taste and we have experienced several.
The Rugra 'farm has regenerated the Nibio - Dolcetto dal peduncolo rosso grape from the Alto Monferrato, a wine with a harmonious character that develops fruit and forest flavors and envelops the palate. I imagine him as the protagonist of an important dinner where he can enhance all the traditional Piedmontese dishes. Let's continue with another Rosso del Monferrato, the Ruche 'of "La Cascinetta" with a young and gentle flavor compared to the standard.
Caotico is a complex wine, stratified as in geology where the chaotic terrain is that formed by different layers. The taste is fruity, dry but lively and explains Barbara, constantly evolving like the land that generated it. Versatile, perfect for a BBQ in the countryside but also moderately cold for a full fish dinner.
We stop in Valtellina at Marcel Zanolari exceptional, great range of wine all of the highest quality and alive. Sforzato has hints of wild berries but is at the same time savory and fresh. We make our claim “take the time to fully savor this vinovivo”.
We conclude the morning with Paolo and Paola from Ottiglio, fabulous corner of Monferrato, the visit is compulsory they had finished the Fresia (nothing left) and we must try it. Quality Grignolino with spicy and red fruit notes.
Out-of-GeMiTo we recommend L'Orange - dry zibibbo macerated for 15 days on the skins - orange blossom and sea a trip to the Mediterranean.