'A Vita, Vino Bianco Leuko 2021Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Greco Bianco and Gaglioppo
Depending how you look at it, ‘A Vita can either be viewed as a lifetime or ‘from life.’ Either way you see it, this small winery is bringing a breath of fresh air to the most southerly region on the boot—Calabria. Dup Francesco and Laura de Franco farm in the DOC of Ciro, straddling the area between the Ionian sea and the Sila mountains. The area is known more so for its bulk wine, though ‘A Vita makes about 2000 cases in total. Their approach to farming and winemaking is minimal as they bring an overlooked region into the world spotlight.
Undergoing a very interesting winemaking process, this blends Greco and Gaglioppo together making something adjacent to a skin contact wine. The Greco bianco is macerated a few hours on its skins (like a red wine) while the red Gaglioppo is pressed like a white wine. Everything happens spontaneously in tanks with eight months aging on its lees.