Menti, Roncaie sui Lieviti 2019Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Garganega (Orange Wine)
The Menti winery is now on the fourth generation of winemaking in Gambellara village in the Veneto region. The winery was begun by Menti Giovanni at the end of the 19th century. It all began with the Garganega grape, along with other agriculture like fruit, legumes, and vegetables. Giovanni decided to cultivate volcanic soils there, knowing perhaps that they would prove to be fruitful. Fast forward to the current generation upheld by Giovanni’s great-grandson, Stefano focuses on biodynamic agriculture and started converting all vineyards to organic growing in 2011. The following year, Stefano decided to no longer bottle his wines as DOC.
This is a fun sparkling bottling from Menti made purely from the Garganega grape which he does so well with. The wine undergoes a second fermentation, which needs a sugar kick-start to initiate it. This is done by way of Albina juice, aka unfermented juice. It is a natural fizzy wine because it does not have the addition of sulfites.