The Pradarolo Farm is located in the Parma hills and run by husband and wife team Alberto Carretti and Claudia Iannelli. They describe their key goals when making expressive, sustainable wine as always aiming for the best natural ingredients from the vineyards. So the team grow entirely organic grapes use ancient winemaking techniques in the cellar to produce natural wines with real splendour. You’ll find a range of wines with long macerations on both white and red, and intriguing use of native yeasts to reflect the unique location of the farm.
The team works with not only great attention to the technical aspects of winemaking, but aim to use their increasing experience in natural wines, expertise in organics and winemaking intuition. Creativity guides their decisions when making their wines, often leading to some surprisingly delicious end results.
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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