Alessandrino, Valli Unite, Piedmont, Italy (no added sulphites)

Fragrances of smoke and stone with a hint of ripe cherries. Great concentration of juicy fruit on the palate. Fresh tannins and a light dry finish. 

Top Tip: it is a very fresh and juicy Barbera, and amazing value for money. We recommend to chill it slightly and also aerate it for around 5 minutes as it is very playful on the nose too!

Food Match: Poultry, lamb, spicy cuisine

Wine Facts:

Diets Organic, No Added Sulphites, Biodynamic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free
Grapes
Barbera 80%, Dolcetto 15% & Croatina 5%
Sugars 1g/l Residual Sugar Only
Sulphites 11mg/l Natural Sulphites Only
ABV 12.0% 
Vintage 2017


Read more about no sulphites added wine labelling here
 (short read). Find out more about differences between organic, vegan and natural wines here (long read).

 

Wine story: The co-operative was born over thirty years ago. At a time in which increasing numbers of people had moved to the cities and to factory work, three young men from local farming families got together to discuss the future of farming in this area.  They were deeply attached to the work and to their own land, but they wanted to find new ways of using traditional methods. To begin with, they merged their vineyards and built stalls for farm animals so they could use organic manure to fertilise their fields and vines. The old ways were combined with a very modern belief in organic farming as the way of the future, as part of the wider project known as ‘contraction’, involving reducing the human impact on the natural environment.

Being Biodynamic, old-fashioned sickles are used to hoe the weeds, the vines are fertilised with manures from their cattle as well as green fertilisers composed of clover and weeds. Cement vats and stainless steel are used to ferment the wines. Macerated for 4-5 days.

No added sulphites. Total sulphites below 11 mg/l (naturally occurring sulphites, with just 1mg above so there is 'contains sulphites' on the label). 

Please note that these wines are 100% Natural. It means that it’s taste and flavours are different from what you can expect of conventional wine. This wine is vibrant, playful, can contain a bit of fizz and sometimes naturally occurring sediment. We recommend to aerate it and sometimes lightly chill. 

Please refer to our short memo on differences between organic, vegan, natural and strictly no added sulphites wines if you want to learn more. 

For more inspiration and see all sulphite free wines that we sell, including no sulphite wines by the case, see our wine club's full range of no sulphite added natural wines.

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