September, harvest time! Throughout Italy, September is an important month in the world of wine: it is the period in which the vineyards are animated by people harvesting the grapes destined for the production of the increbile red, white and sparkling wines you can find for sale on our selection. In some areas and for some types of grapes, the harvest is already in place since the end of August, but the typical period is the one starting soon.
To celebrate this crucial moment, this month our natural wines on offer will take you around beautiful Italy through a selection of four amazing bottles from three of our best producers. You will find them from week to week for sale at special prices in our e-commerce, so don’t forget to check!
A stunning natural white wine coming from beautiful Sicily, the southern region in Italy: Inzolia U’ Duca is a biodynamic light bodied and dry wine, intensely fruity and pure yellow, perfect for your last aperitif before the Autumn kicks in. Every bottle comes from the harvest of Inzolia variety grapes, biodynamically grown in the Biscaris small family estate, located in the South of Sicily. No chemicals or additives were used in the growth and production of this wine and it is suitable for vegans: a true jewel and a rarity, as no more than 20.000 bottles are produced per year.
As the name suggests, Rosso di Marco is a natural red wine: coming once again from Sicily, this time from the Marco De Bartoli farm located near Marsala, this bottle can boast a rich bouquet of blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry aromas and notes of sweet spices, dry figs and mint. Medium bodied and dry, this red wine comes from the organic growth of Pignatello grapes, rigorously selected and then macerated, fermented and aged according to tradition. Try it with chicken, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
From Sicily, we jump to the centre of Italy with another amazing natural red wine: Bevilo (literally translated “drink it”) is an earthy, full-bodied red coming from Casa Raia organic farm in Montalcino. Here, in a nine hectares estate where the original Brunello di Montalcino was created for the first time in the 19th century, Pierre-Jeanne Monnoyer and his wife produce wine with the goal of biodiversity and natural balance in the vineyard. One of the results is Bevilo, a wine that will surprise you.
For our last wine of this selection, we go back to the Marco De Bartoli estate in Sicily: Sole e Vento (“Sun and Wind”) is a stunning white organic wine made from 70% Zibibbo and 30% Grillo grape varieties, in an amazing balance of flavours. It takes its name from the two terroirs where it is produced, Marsala and Pantelleria, both sunny and windy, and it reflects them in the nose of floral aromas, white pepper, with a hint of saffron and in its lightness, that makes it an easy to drink, light and vivid wine. Perfect for aperitif, fish and seafood, it is a nice alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.