L'Archetipo, Salento Verdeca Sette Lune 2017Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Verdeca (orange wine)
Since the 80’s Francesco Valentino began to convert his land to organic farming, but he came to find he wanted more from the vitality of his vineyards. In 2000 he implemented biodynamic farming. These practices are thanks to his studies on Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist/thinker who touched on endless fields of human endeavor, including biodynamic farming. After a few years of biodynamics, he realized there was still something further to be done. Francesco studied the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, a farmer/philosopher known as the father of modern day natural farming. At long last, he implemented sustainable agriculture, in which all synergies in his vineyard ecosystem were linked: the Synergistic Agriculture, a balanced ecosystem.
This is made from the white grape variety, Verdeca, that’s grown almost exclusively in Puglia. The Verdeca is macerated for seven moons, or sette lune, on the skins making for a robust orange wine. The wine ages for two more years on its lees, requiring more substantial food like white meat or fish.