The vineyards at Cantine Dell’Angelo are situated on the steep slopes of an old sulfur mine, lending the wines Angelo Muto produces a distinctive minerality. With deep yellow colours and a robust freshness matching the sulfur on the nose, Angelo’s wines are incredibly unique and ones we’re delighted to share with you.
Angelo refuses to treat his vines with herbicides or pesticides, proudly pointing to the abundant grasses, wildflowers, and butterflies prospering amid the vines as vindication for his choice. Similarly, he allows indigenous yeasts present in the vineyards to carry out fermentation, after which the wine ages in tanks on its lees with little manipulation save racking and a light filtration prior to bottling.
WHAT IS NATURAL WINE?
More a movement than a set of certified winemaking procedures, there are no rigid definitions of natural wine. Natural wines from different producers can be incredibly diverse, ranging in styles and profiles due to the varying production methods. The lack of legislation often frees winemakers to make expressive and interesting wines.
Natural wines are made with as minimal intervention as possible, be it the techniques, additives or everything in between. The goal is to get a wine made with minimal processing, natural yeast and no additional sulfites so that it serves as the best possible expression of the vineyard.
Now, there’s plenty of wriggle room here. Natural winemakers disagree on various practices, including adding some sulphites and filtering the finished wine. They agree on the basics, though: if treated sustainably, the vineyard can produce delicious wines using techniques that have existed for thousands of years. Natural methods can produce truly fantastic, complex wines, and the growing popularity of the movement means there is more choice than ever for the natural wine enthusiast.
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