Il Cancelliere is located in the heart of Montemarano and was founded by Soccorso Romano, from which he inherits the nickname. Soccorso inherits the traditions of winemaking in Campania from his father, and now uses his knowledge with his wife to create understated, robust wines that are fantastic examples of expressive natural wines.
From the gentle hillside slopes to the large oak barrels, all the methods and techniques used in Soccorso’s wines are directly descendant from traditional techniques. Processing is always minimal intervention and creates a true expression of the land.
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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