Back To Silence Lugana DOC, Ottella
Italy – 2018
Tasting Note: Highly perfumed natural wine from vineyards close to Lake Garda, exuding peach, orange and grapefruit, with a sliver of flint on the finish.
Food Matching: Such a unique wine rewards experimentation. Try it with cod fillet with a citrus dressing, Pad Thai, or creamier curries like korma or pasanda.
Vineyard: Double Guyot vine training. The grapes come from small parcels in Ottella estate, all close to Lake Garda, harvested very late, around the end of October.
Vinification: Back to Silence is a limited edition natural wine made like wine used to be in the past without the use of mechanical help, hence the name: no machines whirring, just silence. The vinification is similar to a red wine, with a skin maceration that goes on for around a month. It is then kept in concrete and bottled in June the following year.