- Red Still, Dry
- Italy, Vino (IT)
- 748 UAH, 850 UAH
La Rina comes from very young vines planted in 2013. Owning nearly a hectare and a half of it, he jokes, “I am the most important producer of Slarina in the world”. It was macerated for ten days, fermented in cement vats and aged for 6-8 months (again, in cement vats). 5500 bottles produced. Quite a lot for a nearly-extinct grape.
Fabrizio Iuli is a very interesting person, especially in the context of the modern world, where the boundaries are saturated as well as traditions and authenticity. He comes from Montaldo di Cerrina, a small town with a population that dropped from 450+ souls to just 92 over the last decades. Yet Fabrizio stays in his hometown and does his best to keep the place alive and flourishing. He even started a school for kids that follows a Steiner-inspired Italian-English curriculum that embeds traditional academics in an outdoor classroom set in the vines, fields and woodland of the farm.
As the only winemaker in the town, he tries to make traditional Piemontese wines that are easy and fun to drink. The grapes found in his vineyards are Baratuciat (a nearly-extinct white variety from the Val di Susa), Grignolino, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Barbera, and Slarina.
2022-12-05 - 7.50
Delicate and shy. Boiled fruits, underbrush, spices, and strawberry varennja. Juicy and easy-going with its medium-light body and relaxed profile. Chill and enjoy your summertime (even in winter).
Wine #2 on Grapes of Piedmont event.