Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Grape Varieties: Montepulciano
Size: 750ml bottle
From the Winemakers:
"Lammidia is our personal project, started from zero, by us; it was not a family business, we didn’t own vineyards, lands, buildings before… we started making 1.000 bottles in 2010 and we have always self-financed Lammidia, selling our bottles that increased year by year, with our own capabilities and a lot of love and passion. We are wine lovers first; and we our ideas and approach comes tasting many many different wines, visiting a lot of winemakers and making several cuvée and mistakes.
We have a wild range of practices and tools, given by our continuous will to discovering and finding new facets of the wine. So, through our many cuvées, inspirations and contaminations, we crush by feet and destem by hand or crush and destem with a machine, we press with a manual vertical 80 yo winepress or with a modern pneumatic soft press, we ferment and age in steel, fiberglass, concrete, clay and wood; we make skin contact fermentation for hours or months, or carbonic maceration both for white and red. We bottle with a small artisanal bottling machine or with an automatic and super-efficient one. We use cork or crown cap. BTW In the whole process we never take or add anything, but we try to find the best expression of that grape; that’s the 100% uva e basta spirit."
Destemmed, 3 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in amphora with indigenous yeasts. Notes of sour cherry-barnyard kombucha with tart dark fruit characteristics on the palate. Secondary notes of smoke and leather keep you sipping. Lower tannin levels with wild acidity.