Producer: Vigna Lenuzza
Region: Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy
Grape Varieties: Schioppettino
Vigna Lenuzza consists of 8 ha of organically farmed vines in the small wine village of Prepotto, located in the heart of Collio and Collio Orientali, near the Slovenian border. On its third generation, Daniele is furthering tradition commenced by his grandfather in the 50s. He is supported by his wife, Tanika, a wineloving South African. The family has always been committed to farming without any chemical products whatsoever. Intervention in the cellar is low in order to preserve tradition and terroir. Everything the family does is with heart and passion.
Hand harvested and de-stemmed, about 20-30% whole bunch, depending on the vintage. Fermentation occurs naturally. Cooler temperatures are maintained in order to retain freshness. Gentle punch downs occur daily. The aim is infusion rather than extraction. Racked into barrel (80% neutral, 20% new) for naturally occurring MLF. Racking is avoided during the 18 months in barrel prior to bottling, following a light filtration and minimal SO2.